Timely Prayer

time prayer

Things I am learning about time:

It’s important for me to use my time wisely, and not to waste it, for it is a precious gift from God. Today, I said goodbye to my dad, who passed away peacefully in his sleep. Tomorrow, the Lord may call me home. Am I ready to go, or is there still some unfinished business I need to take care of?

The day of my salvation is drawing nearer, and closer than when I first believed, according to Romans 13:11. Therefore, I need to remain awake and continue to put on the full armor of light so that I can conduct myself in a proper and honorable way. This means that God can help me to clothe myself with Him so that I don’t gratify the desires of my flesh.

God makes everything beautiful in His time, and He has set eternity in my heart, which means that even though I don’t know His intentions from beginning to end (Ecclesiastes 3:11), I can still fully trust Him. As I lean on Him, He can give me His understanding, and in due time He will help me to make sense of what I do not know.

As I reflect on God’s timing, I can see His hands at work at many stages of my life. For I believe in His providence, where He works out everything according to the good of His creation, and the glory of His name.



Help me to make the most of my days, for each one is a precious gift, and I don’t want to waste them. Show me how to be led by your Holy Spirit, so that I can put on the armor of your light, and not fulfill the desires of my flesh. Thank you for setting eternity in my heart where I can fully know you, and be known by you. Your timing is always perfect, and as I trust you, you will help me to make sense of things I don’t understand, for you truly know the end from the beginning. Amen.

A Grief Observed

a grief observed

Today, I mark the passing of my dad, Morley Raymond Cosier. He passed away peacefully at 3:11 a.m. in the hospital. He will be greatly missed. As his son, I am so proud of my dad. He provided well for his family by working hard and making sure that we lived well. He knew Jesus as His Savior and now rests comfortably in His arms. I look forward to seeing him again someday soon.

David Cosier

Powered By His Perfection

powered by his perfection

…but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me. So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength]. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

In our weakness, we don’t always recognize the power of God within us to overcome. We can see weakness as a failure, something to be discarded, and ashamed of. If we are weak, then we may feel unlovable, unwanted, and that no one will help us.

God seasons our weakness with His grace. He wants us to learn from Him, and rely on Him at all times. He cheers us on, helping us to fulfill the purposes to which He has called us. One of those primary purposes in life is to know Jesus Christ most thoroughly and completely, and this is possible as we grow in relationship with Him.

 And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did]; so that I may attain to the resurrection [that will raise me] from the dead. (Philippians 3:10-11)

As we are being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, we will experience suffering, but we will also experience the power of His resurrection. We will die to self, and live for Him, for we know that we no longer live, but He lives within us, and the same power that raised Christ from the dead will also raise us to newness of life.

So, we don’t need to apologize for our weakness, nor for seeking Jesus as our strength. For, we already recognize that we can’t live our lives apart from Him, but rather we remain completely dependant upon Him. This can actually help us to develop a proper attitude for knowing His grace is sufficient for us, and that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. (Philippians 4:13).


Lord Jesus,

Thank you for seasoning us with your grace, and reminding us that your power is made perfect in our weakness. You are completing us in your love, for even when we feel undone, we can cling to you as our strength. We are connected to you by faith, and we remain in you by your grace and mercy. Thank you, Jesus! Amen.

Announcing Freedom

announcing freedom

Announcing Freedom:

Jesus of Nazareth gives you freedom, for His Spirit sets you free from your sinful nature which leads to death, and since Jesus has set you free, you are free indeed to discover this new life in a relationship with Him.

His freedom gives you the confidence to approach God by faith, for you are no longer burdened by the yoke of slavery connected with your sins. His announcement changes your place of residence, for where you were once a slave of darkness compelled to sin, and now you are a child of the Light, walking in wide open spaces.

So today, celebrate and give thanks to God for your freedom in Jesus Christ. Hold his banner of freedom high, for you can testify that you were once lost, but now you are found, you were once blind, but now you see.


Dear Jesus,

I celebrate my freedom with you, for you have given me the gift of forgiveness for my sins, a fully restored relationship with my Heavenly Father, and the presence of your Holy Spirit to guide my life. Thank you for being so generous to me. I have done nothing to deserve it. Your gift of perfect love is casting out my fear, giving me hope for my future, and reassuring me that your constant presence will always satisfy the inner desires of my soul. Amen.