James has changed the name of his business. His slogan is We top them all. It’s a clever one for a countertop company, huh! Please pray for him as it is difficult at times not to feel discouraged. Thought I’d share this scripture with you that we are meditating on. Hopefully it will encourage you, as well. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice, and He preserves the way of the godly ones. Proverbs 2:7-8
Speaking of prayer, maybe this will encourage you, too.
With all that goes on around Me, and all that I do in the earth and in heaven, I bow My ear low and listen. What you have to say, My Beloved, is important to Me. I stop to listen, yes, to you. I cherish your words of innocent trust, even when you have not seen Me. I AM impacted to hear your words of courage even when you do not hear My voice. I AM deeply moved when in spite of all that you have gone through in your testings, schooling and persecutions, you have chosen to stay faithful and committed in believing in My goodness and My Papa’s heart for you, My dear child. Yes, I stop and listen, for your faith has touched Me more than you possibly know. It is your gift to Me, as you lean on Me for your sustenance, strength and support. How MUCH I love you, dear one, how very, very much. Thank you.
Mal 3:16 NLT
Then those who feared the LORD spoke with each other, and the LORD listened to what they said. In his presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared him and loved to think about him.
Ps 139:6 NLT
LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my every thought when far away. You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. You both precede and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to know!