Praying For Fear

Dear Heavenly Father

Lord I thank you that there is no fear in me, that you are with me wherever I go. Lord, you have called me fearless. You give me strength and comfort. You are by my side and will never leave me. I thank you that there is no trace of fear in me that there is only peace. I will no longer live in fear, but I will be fearless! Lord I thank you that your love and your peace fills me up and overtakes me. Let your presence overflow me with your love and your peace and that all fear is gone in Jesus name.  Lord I give it all to you in Jesus mighty name, Amen.


Scripture to declare when you began to feel fearful.

“The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”  -Psalm 118:6

“Be strong and courageous, do not be  fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” -Deuteronomy 31:6

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for you are with me; you staff and rod they comfort me”  -Psalm 23:4

“I can do all things through Christ that gives me strength” -Philippians 4:13

“Fear not,  for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”  – Isaiah41:10

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the LORD, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”  -1 Corinthians 15:58

“For God has not given me the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind” -2 Timothy 1:7

“I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears”  -Psalm 34:4

 “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.”  -1 Corinthians 16:13

 

Being The Light

 

“You are the light of the world like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden”                                                                                                                            -Mathew 5:14

Being the light! This is something that God has called you to be. He has designed you to be a leader to this world by radiating Jesus’ love and presence wherever you go!

When you decide to follow Jesus something becomes different about you, about the way you live your life, and the way other people should see you, because Jesus Christ is now inside of you. When you have Jesus inside of you, the light that He is shines and gushes out of you. When people see you they see Jesus. In Matthew 5:16 it says “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”. When people of this world see you they should see God. People will start to see something different in you and think “I want what they have.” Well, what they have is Jesus!

“For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 4:6 

Don’t just stand in the background but shine for Jesus. Let people see Jesus! “Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky”  -Philippians 5:15 Just like stars shine in a sky among all of the darkness, so should we. We should shine among all off the darkness of this world and the sin that surrounds us. Even when some people know who Jesus is and decide to follow Him they still have trouble applying this verse to their life, Instead they just become a part of the darkness. Although being the light is difficult at times, it is valuable because you get to show people the love of Jesus just by being around each other. You do this by the way you act, talk and live your live. Live your life humble and obedient and unselfish, and joyful. Everything you do, do it for the glory of God.

“You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness”    – Thessalonians 5:5

Prayer: Lord, I thank you that I am the light of the world like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Lord, show me how to live my life for you so that people will see you through me. Let me be a vessel for you every single day. Lord, I thank you that you are helping me grow and become more selfless, kind, and joyful towards every person. Lord, help me in every decision I make, that every single thing I do will be to glorify you. In Jesus name, Amen!

 

 

 

 

The Perfect Bible For You!

Picking  The Right Bible For You…

There are so many bibles now-a-days. It may be hard to decide what type of bible is right for you. Here is a list of the most popular types of bibles and how to use each kind.

What Type Of Bible Do You Want?

Study Bible:  Study Bibles are one of the most common bibles. They are bibles filled with extra information which may include maps, graphs, concordances, charts, and definitions of words you may not understand.  The purpose of a study Bible is to help you understand Scripture more clearly. This is a really good bible to learn from because it has all this fun extra stuff.

Journaling Bible: This type of bible is for journaling in the bible. This bible provides lines on the side of the texts so you can write reflections, prayers, praises or even draw whatever you’d like inside of your bible. These bible are great for people who are creative or like writing in their bible.

Devotional Bible: This type of bible has a reading plan. These bibles also include stories, quotes, questions, etc. It will challenge you to apply the word of God to your everyday life. There are also different type of devotionals bibles for different people. Some examples of there are college student, newlyweds, singles, young girls, ect. This helps you because it specifically designed for your current situation and season of your life.  These bibles are great if you want to stick to a reading plan and keep your self accountable when it comes to reading the bible. You don’t have to think about what part of the bible you want to read or study because it has already been planned out for you.

Audio & Electronic Bibles: These are pretty much what you think. Audio is someone reading the bible to you. You pick a version of the bible and it will speak to you. The electronic bibles are exactly what they sound like. You pick the version you want to read and download it to an electronic source such as tablet, e-reader, cell phone, or laptop. These are probably the most convenient since it can be accessed in many different ways.

There are many more types of bibles but these are a few of the most popular types.

What Version Should I Get?

There are over 100 different english translations of the bible but the top 5 bestselling in order from ranked #1 bestselling to #5  in 2017 are the listed down below:

  1. New International Version (NIV)– Reading Level Ages  12+

The NIV is the best-selling translation. This translation is very straightforward and more of a contemporary English. This translation was meant to be helpful for everyone and easy to understand. I had this version when I was in elementary-middle school.

      2. New Living Translation (NLT)- Reading Level Ages 11+

The New Living Translation is perfect for every age and season of your life. NLT is a translation that is easy to read and understand. It accurately conveys the meaning of the original text. This is a good bible if you are looking for a started bible or one that is simple and easy to understand.

3. English Standard Version (ESV)– Reading Level Ages 15+

The ESV uses the classic principles of word-for-word translation. This translation is very poetic. ESV is highly accurate. The ESV closely conveys the original meaning of the text in clear, readable, enduring English.

4. King James Version (KJV)– Reading Level Ages 17+

The KJV is the only english version translated word for word. This translation is probably the best if you want exact accuracy. This translation may not be the simplest but it is the most faithful to the original. It was completed in 1611 and because of this the vernacular is quite different from that of today.

         5. New King James Version (NKJV)- Reading Level Ages 12+

This translation updates the language of the King James Version, changing old and out of date words, while holding on to its basic literary structure. This version is a more modern language update of the original KJV.

 

There are a few other things that are more just personal preference like:

  • Text Sizing
  • Binding/Bible Covers
  • Red Text (words Jesus spoke)
  • Engraving Your Name
  • Bible Accessories
  • Ect.

Other than these though the two question will help you decide what bible is perfect for you. If you can’t get a bible right now you can always just get the youversion bible app. This app has all translation as well as podcast and devotionals.

I hope this article on how to pick the perfect bible for you was helpful! Please don’t be afreaid to reach out to me if you have any quetions or comments. Have A Blessed Day!