A Declaration For this season
Lord, I repent for and renounce every negative word I spoke or thought over my life, my abilities, my businesses, my church, my relationships, my finances and my health. I bind every lie I accepted that contradicts the Word of God and loose your Word to have free reign in my house and everywhere my feet tread.
I send notice (like David) to my soul that everything in me will bless the Lord and I declare that my mind, my will and my emotions will prosper as never before. I thank you Lord that increase, addition and multiplication, even in times of famine, are my portion and I walk in divine wisdom with a ‘prepare to succeed’ mindset in all that I do. I allow no thing or no one to come before you and declare that you, your kingdom and your righteousness come first in my life.
I thank you that no weapon formed against me shall prosper and every word that rises against me in judgement shall be condemned. I thank you Lord for this new season and the revival and restoration that is stirring inside of me. Get mega-glory out of my every thought, word or deed I pray in Jesus name.
My Love Letter to Jesus
Dear Lord, I hardly know where to begin. I only know that even though the tears may flow, this letter is long overdue. From the moment I said I surrender all, on my knees that Monday night over thirty years ago it has been a glorious ride with you. You have loved me beyond measure, loved me even when I had no idea how to love my self. I knew how to hurt myself but I had no idea how to love or how to be loved. I was so lost when you rescued me I can hardly explain it. I remember being broken into pieces that were scattered all over every town I ever lived in but you didn’t care how big a job it would be to put me back together. You just said come to me and when I said YES my life changed forever. I think we take that word unconditional far too lightly. Nobody in their right mind loves like you do.
This has got to be the one area that I feel so inadequate in, yet I hear myself repeatedly saying like Paul—your grace is sufficient for me…when I am weak you are strong. It is uncanny and so like you that your grace is so saturated in your love that it is hard to wrap my mind around it. And what’s more there is an endless supply of it. I completely understand now why you said nothing can separate me from your love. Your gracious love, your grace saturated love is with me anywhere and everywhere I go and it never ever runs out.
I am so in love with you Lord. Who could have thought that somebody like me could wakeup on a Tuesday morning and find myself on a pathway strewn with nothing but your loving kindness and your tender mercy. And even in the hard times when I would have the audacity to choose my way over yours, you never ever ever gave up on me. I know that that is love.
Even all these many years later I am yet blown away by your endless, unfailing, limitless love for me. Your nurturing, your patience your well timed correction. Amazing. Your growing and grooming me for such a time as this. You kept me and you poured into me and you persuaded me that I was worthy of being kept. You have drawn closer to me with every storm and have allowed me to see just how awesome it is to be completed by you whenever there is a shortfall. I don’t have to beg or perform, you just make yourself available.
I am so grateful that I have learned to let you have your way in loving me. Thank you for your love to date and the way you will love me in years to come. Thank you for giving your all to me so I would be able to give my all to others. Thank you that I haven’t seen anything yet and the best is yet to come.
Your daughter. Teirrah McNair
Turning Pain into Gain
It occurred to me several weeks ago and I was reminded again today that I don't have to let pain run my life. As the weather changed here in California, the Osteoarthritis in my knees became nearly unbearable. I refused to have a pity party or to crawl under the covers and hide. Instead I found that giving thanks made my God bigger (Psalm 69:30) and helped me to focus on Him rather than the pain. I also began to apply Galatians 6:7 and sowed a prayer for those I knew were in greater pain than I. Gradually I was distracted from what I was feeling and able to press into a concern for others. I am certainly a work in progress in this regard but I know that overcoming the challenge of persistent pain will be well worth it.
I inserted names and any conditions the Lord brought to my mind in the prayer below. You should do the same, Okay.
Lord, I pray right now for that person or family in excruciating pain, pain that is difficult to bear—physical or emotional pain. I speak relief in the name of Jesus. Let your healing virtues flow, Lord and send the remedy that will restore their peace. Even as I pray Lord, send a wind of refreshment and cause those in pain to sow a prayer into the life of someone in even greater pain than themselves. Thank you for stepping in and turning these situations around in Jesus name, Amen.
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My Go To
God is my 'Go To'...first.
I have discovered that going to Him first brings me peace and keeps me on course.
My 'Go To' has the blueprint and my Daily Planner.
There's nobody anywhere like Him.
The gorgeous thing about being 70 is that I have already exhausted all the wrong places I have looked to for love and direction.
I highly recommend getting with Him (Jesus Christ) as soon as you get here and start to crawl.
Traveling with Him and letting Him do the driving is the only way to go. It works.
He says HE IS THE WAY (and then some) and He means it.
I get reminded often of the insanity of choosing human manufactured direction whenever I need something delivered to my home.
Over and over again I tell delivery people 'please do not follow your GPS to get to me. Please follow the directions I wrote on your website'.
Then, I very clearly restate how to get here.
Sometimes they get it, sometimes not.
Sometimes they work my laaaast nerve!
One thing I know for certain---loving and following Jesus is the best decision I ever made.
The Way (my Go To...see Jphn 14:6 in the Holy Bible) just gets sweeter and sweeter as the days go by.
Rev. Teirrah McNair is a lifelong writer and dedicated pastor/people builder who double crosses genre and seeks to inspire babies, baby boomers and all those in between. Her latest short stories appear in the anthologies “Indies Unlimited 2012 Flash Fiction Anthology” compiled by K.S. Brooks and most recently “City in a Wild Garden: Volume 2” edited by Walker, Maddox and Lovejoy.