Thursday, December 3, 2015

My Christmas Wish/Prayer List

This morning I searched for a devotional guide for Chirstmas. 

I like having a plan.

I sometimes do a word search from my Concordance. 
Sometimes I look up words from BlueLetterBible.

Mama taught me how to "run the Scripture," as she called it. 
To do that you follow the references made 
in each verse and you keep your finger 
there and read the verse referenced from that verse 
and the verse referenced from the next verse
and on and on getting understanding 
of what each word is referred to in each verse. 

It's fun and that within itself can be your guide. 

My verse today was found like that. 
I began in Isaiah 52:10 and from there I was referred to Isaiah 8:14.

"And He shall be a sanctuary (a sacred and indestructible asylum
to those who reverently fear and trust in Him)..."
Isaiah 8:14a

Oh my goodness, in this day in age how we need a sanctuary, 
a safe place to run to, a shelter from the storms of life. 

That's who Jesus was to be, was and is and forever will be!

I picked this little board up from the $1 bins at Target. 

This verse is a reference to the promise of Jesus. 
In Jesus, I can boldly approach the throne 
and make my petitions known.

I wish for many things, 
but prayer is the key to the desires of my heart. 
So, on this little board, I wrote my concerns for today.

David is unhappy in his present job, 

Lord, you brought us here for a purpose.
That purpose was one of hope and a future. 
I know it is not your will that he be unhappy, 
so I pray for your provision.

My brother-in-law has struggled through unemployment.
He has a masters in Business Administration.
He has been taking courses on line to further his degree. 
His test is this Saturday. 

Lord, I know this is no surprise to you and you know how he seeks YOU, 
so I pray for clarity of mind and remembrance as he takes this test
that he may provide for his family as you provide the resources. 

Chad and Christina have sold their house. 

Lord, You know what they need now. 
You know their desire to raise their children in a godly home
and send them to a school with teachers who lead with integrity.
Find the right home, in the right system and the right environment.

Christy and Troy and Harper need your touch on their lives.

Lord, We need answers when there seem to be none. 
We need light when there seems to be darkness. 
We need open lungs for Harper and open eyes for Christy.
We need open doors for childcare and an open doctor's appointment.
We need grace to sustain us now and for what lies ahead.
We need YOU, Lord.

So, I'm making a list and I'm checking it twice. 
It's not like the list that a child makes, 
but it is made from the heart of a child, 
a child of the Most High God.

That is what I am and I come boldly to the Throne Room 
to ask for help in our time of need. 

Jesus says, "Have a piece of candy. It's yours.  It's free.

The dish may be empty, but with ME (Jesus) there is always enough." 

What is on your Wish/Prayer list today?
Can I help you take it to the Throne Room?

Run to Him. 
He is your Sanctuary!

Thanks, Linda. 
I'm still using the clip art:)
from last year. 


  1. What a sweet post, my friend. These dear people are blessed to have you praying for them....there is indeed power in prayer.

    And I love what you said about the Lord being our Sanctuary - amen!

    Your blog looks wonderful for the Christmas season :) Hugs to you, Bonnie!

  2. I have tears in my eyes as I read this precious and heartfelt post, Bonnie. Yes, you are right...God took you to Nashville for His very own purpose. I this world of selfishness and materialism, your Christmas list shines... because you believe and are not losing faith, even when there are so many unanswered questions. I will keep these requests in my heart as well...and I think you already know what's on my list :) Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary...pure and holy, tried and true...with thanksgiving, I'll be a living sanctuary for You...

  3. Oh my goodness, I forgot about the siggy, LOL. Beautiful post my friend...keeping you and your family in prayer. Blessings

  4. I hope that all of your hopes, wishes, dreams and prayers come true for you and your family, friends and loved ones. xx

  5. such a nice post. please pray for my sister Vicky, and for my toe. thank you

  6. What a truly love post. Many blessings to you and your family!


  7. What a great post and so inspiring! I need to make one of these for my children who all are in need of a touch from the Lord! Aren't we all? I have a chalkboard all ready to do this. Thanks for sharing.

  8. your small chalkboard reminds be a bit of the movie THE WAR ROOM. Have you seen it? It's a Christian movie about our need for prayer. This older woman has turned her closet into her war room, she has prayers tacked up on the walls. Thanks for posting, we need to be reminded what the true meaning and reason for Christmas is.

  9. Touching post sweet friend, sending prayers.Hugs Francine.

  10. Oh I'm SO blessed to have met you! Well, I've never met you in person, but I hope to some day :) I love your heart...your loved ones are so blessed to have your prayers. Your first request struck a cord with me. My hubby has been unemployed (unexpectedly) since mid September. I will pray for your hubby along with mine!
    I pray for your daughter too. Oh Lord, how we need you!
    Sending hugs with my prayers!

  11. Honored Bonnie, to be able to lift the needs you have shared to our Precious Lord! He knows your heart and the desires therein! You are a blessing dear friend! Love you, Cindy xo

  12. Wow...what an inspirational post! I am in A Heart Like His at the moment and that's what I love about Beth Moore...verses everywhere connected... as if by God...right? Have a great weekend.

  13. I am studying Jude and it is like he is talking about today.


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