Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good-bye 2008 - - Hello 2009!!

My devotionals are centered on the power of prayer and over the last week these have intimately looked at Hannah's prayer of 1 Samuel 2: 1-10 (MSG). The more time I spent in it the more I have turned it into a prayer reflecting my own heart over the closing of this year. If I may be so bold to personalized her prayer for my life in prayer of praise and honor to God:

Pamela prayed: I'm bursting with God-news! I'm walking on air, I'm walking in truth. I'm laughing at satan's schemes within this past year. I'm dancing in my salvation of the grace and love of my God. Nothing and no one is holy like God, no rock mountain like my God. I dare not talk pretentiously of my successes or blessings—not a word of boasting ever, for it is not about me but about God's work in and through my life! For God knows my life, He is the reason for my transformation. He takes the measure of everything that happened this past year, He knows my heart. The weapons of the satan are smashed to pieces, while the my weakness are infused with fresh strength. My God has supplied my needs over and over! God brings death and God brings life, brings down to the grave and raises up. God brings poverty and God brings wealth; He lowers, He also lifts up. He put my broken spirit and willing heart on solid ground; He rekindled my burned-out and rejected life with fresh hope and spiritual renewal, restoring dignity and respect to my life. I priase Him for what His hands have created. He has laid out His plan and will for me and strengthened His firm foundation in my life. He protectively cares for for me, step by step, moment-by-moment. My life relies solely on God! God's enemies, my enemies, will be blasted out of the sky, crashed in a heap and burned. God will set things right all over the earth and in my life. He'll give strength to me His maidservant as I journey ahead in 2009. He'll anointed my life and continue His restoration! Praise be to my God!

I welcome 2009!! I am excited about what He has planned for me.
His maidservant~Pamela


Beth in NC said...

I love the powerful prayer. Amen Lord!

And thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! I agree, it is intimate time spent with the Father (prayer, worship, quiet time, etc ...) that deepens our roots. I pray we will continue to go deeper yet higher at the same time.

God bless you today!

Yolanda said...

my weakness are infused with fresh strength

AMEN and what a beautiful powerful prayer my Precious Friend!


much2ponder said...

As I read your prayer I spoke it over my own life. Thank you for posting this. You are a blessing to many:)

Anonymous said...

How wonderful...perfect closure to the year 2008...and perfect begining to 2009.

PS I went out today a purchase a journal of my own. I can't wait to get to SOAP!!!

God Bless you

natalie said...

Dear Friend,
I came upon your blog on accident, really, I think our Heavenly Father led me here! I love the idea of SOAP and plan on using it myself! Thank you.

I will pray for your daughter, do you mind telling me her name? I pray God will keep her safe, that he will soften her heart as He speaks to her. I completely understand what you are going thru with your daughter. Please pray for my daughter, Ashleigh, too. She has been away at college for a year and a half. In Nov. my husband and I had a long talk with her about her behaviors that are not pleasing to God. The plan was for her to move back home and go to a college close by at the end of this year, in May. 2 weeks ago she came to us, said she thought it would be best if she moved home the end of semester, and transfer to a close school this Jan. She is now back with us and we are thrilled! She told us she has been praying "very hard" that God would change her desires. She then said it's not happening though. My prayer for her is that God will overcome Satan who is really tugging on her heart right now. I pray for both of our daughters, that God will send a christian friend to minister to their hearts, and that God will keep them safe.

As our gift to each other, my husband and I bought a chronilogical bible. We will begin reading it tomorrow. I can't wait to see what our Heavenly FAther has in store for us in 09!

Grace to You,

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Hey Pam. Hop over when you can. You're getting some press on this New Year's.


Anonymous said...

Pamela - beautiful prayer. After reading Elaine's blog today, I came over here to find the idea of verse of the year. Thank you for making an inpact on us bloggers with your inspired word. I'll be listening to God this week to find my own. ~Shane

Anonymous said...

Pamela, your prayer touched me! I am praying for 2009 to be the year of restoration, redemption(Boaz), healing, salvation! That we abandon our wills for Jesus'!
I put a prayer on my blog, too!
Miriam :)