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Can I Pray to See Blessings?

by Janis Cox



After finding my “word” for 2013, which is LIVE, my desire was to make a new habit to write a word from God each week. It is called Wednesday’s Word.

This week I chose the word today. Everything that I have been reading speaks to me about living with God each moment. I get great help and inspiration from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling.

This week the words that touched me were:

“My living Presence is your Companion every step of the way…Expect each day to contain surprises… The future is a phantom, seeking to spook you. Laugh at the future. Stay close to me” (Jesus Calling).

Yesterday’s reading said SEARCH. That made me laugh as another habit I am cultivating this year is the JOY DARE. Every day I go on a hunt for 3 things listed in the Dare. You can check this out on Ann Voskamp’s page.

Can I  to pray to SEE those blessings and watch for everything around me that God is preparing me to see. – YES

Anticipate abundant blessings and accept difficulties as they come.

How can I do that?

Answer: By being in constant contact with the Father.


Once again I have an acronym for AWARE:

A – Always
W – Watch
A – Anticipate
R – Rewards
E – Every day


Oh Lord, open my eyes to see you in my life today. Help me search for what you have prepared for me. Thank you in advance. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.

The song that came to me was Open the Eyes of My Heart. One of the first version I heard was Sonic Flood’s.

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Jan, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. Jan has completed a children’s book called Tadeo Turtle. She is the watercolour illustrator. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Jan’s Website.



Wednesday’s Word – Today

As I decided on my WORD for 2013 – LIVE, I thought it would be good to find one word a week that comes from God’s word to take me through the week. Today – that is today’s word.

The song that has been flowing through my head, beside my tap dancing songs, is This is the Day. When I went go to Poland on mission trips we sing this song in English and Polish.

Reminder of the words:

This is the day that the Lord has madeLet us rejoice and be glad in it.

What is important about today? – answer: living it.

Are you totally living in each moment of today? Or are you thinking of tomorrow? Or yesterday? Are you upset about something that happened and rehash it over and over – forgetting that it is in the past and THIS IS THE DAY.

“Rehearsing your troubles results is experiencing them many times, whereas you are meant to go through them only WHEN they actually occur. Do not multiply your suffering in this way” ~Sarah Young – Jesus Calling.

So what do we do when all those things come rattling into our minds?

We listen to Jesus.

He said:

“My yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30 NIV).


“I will never leave you or forsake you” (Joshua 1:5 NIV).

Read His Word and He will fill you up.

He can be your peace in anything.

I would love to hear your comments and please link to your post if you have heard something from God today.

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