“Keeping on Point”…the words that bring us
back to purpose and direction!
I have the privilege of meeting each week with a beautiful, newly married young girl named Yasmin. Together we are exploring what it means to become a wife of excellence. She is a blessing to my heart as I watch her take biblical truth and apply it to her life…
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporal, but what is unseen is eternal” I Cor. 4: 18 ”…eyes straight ahead, fixing our gaze directly before us…not swerving to the right or the left…we keep our foot from evil.” Pro. 4: 25-27 Maintaining God-consciousness in a world filled with a multitude of distractions is definitely the challenge.
Samuel M. Zwemer wrote, “Prayer is the gymnasium for the soul”. God says He will answer a prayer that is in His will and that He delights to do so! Yasmin and I looked at six petitions that were clearly in His Word and His will. We decided to begin praying these six requests into our lives and into the lives of those we love.
1. That I may know God’s Word and obey it.
2. That I may delight in Him.
3. That I may seek Him with all my heart.
4. That I may be pleasing to Him regardless of my circumstances.
5. That I may cultivate an attitude of joy and gratitude in what God is doing in my life no matter what my husband does or does not do.
6. That I may have joy in God deciding how my life and circumstances can glorify Him most, that He can use me for His glory.
(from The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace)
Definitely on Point!
Definitely His will and purpose for our lives!
“Prayer is the preface to the book of Christian living, the text of the new life sermon, the girding on of the armor for battle, the pilgrim’s preparation for his journey and it must be supplemented by action or it amounts to nothing!” (Anonymous) “The world has yet to see what God will do with a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to the Holy Spirit.” (Henry Varley) D. L. Moody said, “I’ll be that man!”
Might I challenge you to pray these six petitions
into your life and the lives of your children?
“Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer except that which lies outside
the will of God.” Anonymous
“True fulfillment in life is not deciding what I want to do or become, but ‘keeping on point’, discovering and completing the purpose for which God made me.” (Gothard)
~Jackie Johnson - I am a former tribal missionary to the Kuna Indians on the Colombian border in Central America. Fluent in several languages, my husband and I currently pastor a Spanish-speaking church in Southern California. My passion is discipling and equipping dedicated young women for life, marriage, motherhood, and beyond. I am the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of three Princesses and four young Knights.