Do you know what brings me immense joy?
The sound of my children laughing together!
I love to see those so dear to my heart finding joy together in life’s simple moments – the breaking of bread, chatting into the night, laughing at each other’s jokes. It is in this place of simple intimacy that love and trust grows and the bonds of family are forged.
In contrast, my heart breaks for those who are lonely and isolated, believing the lie that they must walk through life alone. My heart grieves for those fearful of intimacy – both with me and those around them – believing that they are not worthy of being loved and truly known. There is a constant yearning within my heart to see these hurting ones freed from these bonds so they may be brought into the fold of family. For “family” is something that is forged by my hand to ensure its longevity and strength.
Will you intercede today for these lonely ones, declaring that the bonds which hold them back will be broken?
Decree the words of Psalm 68:5-6 (TPT) outloud today as an act of partnership in God’s longing to forge his children together.
To the fatherless he is a father.
To the widow he is a champion friend.
The lonely he makes part of a family.
The prisoners he leads into prosperity until they sing for joy.
This is our Holy God in his Holy Place!
Romans 12:4-5 (NLT)
Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
Exodus 17:12-13 (NLT)
Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.