Witnessing

Philippians 1:27
Only conduct your lives in a way worthy of the Good News of the Messiah; so that whether I come and see you or I hear about you from a distance, you stand firm, united in spirit, fighting with one accord for the faith of the Good News,
 
As believers our witness travels farther than the 20 miles we live in, especially with this day and age of cell phone videos and live streaming. Still it is our actions as believers that will be the witness to others on who God is. Abba please let me always be guided by Your Spirit in all that I do. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Union

Ephesians 6:10
Finally, grow powerful in union with the Lord, in union with his mighty strength!
 
As believers nothing we do is by ourselves. Our trusting brings an indwelling of the Ruach so that everything we do God is with us. So as we study His Word and pray we draw closer to Him making an even stronger union to do His good work. Abba I have prayed often to be in Your will and thank You for answering those prayers. Lord hold me and teach me, open Your Word to me so that I can have such an infilling of the Spirit that all may find comfort because of You. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Planting

Ecclesiastes 11:6-7
In the morning, sow your seed;
and don’t slack off until evening;
for you don’t know which sowing will succeed,
this, or that, or if both will do well.
Then the light will be sweet,
and it will be a pleasure to see the sun.

As believers we are to constantly witness for Adonai, because we never know when our witness might convict someone else to come to trust in the Lord. To bring them from darkness into light as Sha’ul says in Ephesians 5:8-9
“For you used to be darkness; but now, united with the Lord, you are light. Live like children of light, for the fruit of the light is in every kind of goodness, rightness and truth— try to determine what will please the Lord.”
It is in this good work that we can rejoice as we labor. Lord let me always be a light shining out for You. Govern my words and actions so that they always show Your glory. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Prayer

Ephesians 3:14-19
For this reason, I fall on my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth receives its character. I pray that from the treasures of his glory he will empower you with inner strength by his Spirit, so that the Messiah may live in your hearts through your trusting. Also I pray that you will be rooted and founded in love, so that you, with all God’s people, will be given strength to grasp the breadth, length, height and depth of the Messiah’s love, yes, to know it, even though it is beyond all knowing, so that you will be filled with all the fullness of God.
 
Sha’ul is praying for all of us to be filled with Ruach so that we can grow and come closer to Adonai in our lives. How often do I pray for that myself and seek to be closer to God, but the example is that I should pray for the body of believers and not just myself, that as we pray we focus on the community. Dear Lord forgive me for being so myopic in my prayers. Lord let Your Spirit fall on Your people so that they may stand in this world for You. Abba let this generation confess and return to You, I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Foundations

Ephesians 2:19-20
So then, you are no longer foreigners and strangers. On the contrary, you are fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of God’s family. You have been built on the foundation of the emissaries and the prophets, with the cornerstone being Yeshua the Messiah himself.
 
As believers all of us are joined together by our trust in Yeshua’s sacrifice and Adonai’s leadership. It is this unity, or as my Rabbi likes to say One New Man, that allows us to show the love of God to others. Yet as with any great building, we would have nothing if it wasn’t for those who came before us. For me it is believing parents and grandparents, friends and teachers of the Word. For them I am sure it is the same going back through time all the way to Sha’ul and Yochanan (John) and Kefah (Peter) and before them the prophets and judges of Israel yet before them all Yeshua through Him who all creation was made and stepped down from heaven to redeem us all. Glory to God in the Highest, may His peace be ours and may Jerusalem call out ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of ADONAI! Amen.

Discernment

Romans 16:19-20
For everyone has heard about your obedience; therefore I rejoice over you. However, I want you to be wise concerning good, but innocent concerning evil. And God, the source of shalom, will soon crush the Adversary under your feet.
 
Blind obedience is not enough as Sha’ul warns the Romans, we as believers are to wise as well discerning between those who seek leadership just for personal gain and those who seek leadership as called by Adonai. It is in this discernment, being like the good people of Berea and searching the Word to measure what is said that God the source of all peace in our lives will remove all Adversary’s manipulations and give us rest. Dear Lord my soul cries out for those green pastures and still waters. Help me to stay firmly rooted in Your Word so that I will always so others Your love. Let the move of the Spirit on this day be overwhelming as it was on the Mountain and again in Jerusalem, I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Waters

Proverbs 25:26
Like a muddied spring or a polluted well
is a righteous person who gives way before the wicked.
 
Too many times I have set aside Adonai for earthly pleasure and then when my belief in God becomes part of the discussion I get scoffed at. As a believer I should have stood firm and failed, and in that failure lost a chance to show others the joy of having God in their lives. Abba please forgive me for polluting Your living waters with my sins so others could not see You in me. Lord please wash me clean and let me serve You as You would have me serve. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Judging

Romans 14:13
Therefore, let’s stop passing judgment on each other! Instead, make this one judgment—not to put a stumbling block or a snare in a brother’s way.
 
How I hate to see this in the body of believers and even more when I realize I am doing it. We build stumbling blocks when we decide how people are supposed to act without letting the Word of God tell us how we are supposed to act. Judging someone superficially will only destroy one’s witness since only Adonai can see someone’s true heart. Abba it is so easy for me to judge, please take this scoffers heart from me and let me serve as You would have me serve. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Wisdom

Proverbs 21:30
No wisdom, discernment or counsel
succeeds against ADONAI.
 
There is nothing we can conceive of that Adonai hasn’t already seen. When we, in our rebellion, try to plan out our lives without God we are going to fail. Yet when we accept the sacrifice of Yeshua and put all our trust in Adonai we can plan correctly because we have submitted to the authority of the Creator. Dear Lord I am headstrong and most days don’t put a lot of thought into my decisions. Lead me so I can be a better believer and witness for You. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.