Too many times in our life, situations pile up like five o clock traffic, and while we’re in the midst of feeling stuck and aggravated, we do what comes naturally to us. Call a friend, scroll twitter, facebook or other social media. So today I want to talk to you about making prayer a natural reaction to life. Just like any habit, prayer is something you work at until your muscle memory defaults to prayer. You can train your thoughts to be on God when things are happening in your life. How? Start with 5 minutes a day; there is an amazing prayer app called “ the prayer app” that has tons of prayers for every occasion. Most of the prayers are less than 2 minutes long, download the app (it’s free) and find five minutes of your day to stop and pray. It has been said that it takes 21 days to create a habit, so if you can commit today to taking 5 minutes to pray for 21 days, I guarantee your life will never be the same. Let me know if you can commit 5 Minutes to pray for 21 days!
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I haven’t posted poetry in a while and would like to share this memory with you. Writing instantly put me back in the space of childhood. Let me know what your family fun day was like growing up! Enjoy #poetry #SLiM
Smiles plastered as book bags drop
Plop plop YAY
Blankets gather together to see
Today is your pick, next week it’s on me
Cheese, butter, sweet, cold
No matter our age it never gets old
Family means you plus me plus time
We laugh until the sun runs behind the moon
Until our tummy looks full bloom
This is our day when work stands still
And anything serious gets forgotten
And being together is our thrill
A movie, a game, it doesn’t really matter
Listening, sharing, and admiring our smiles stuck on like plaster.
We are all given the gift of perspective. Tonight as I look on twitter, Facebook, and other media outlets I have to turn to God and ask… “what am I seeing?” Beyond my carnal eyes there is a spiritual battle going on and it is my responsibility to do as God instructs and stand on my post with prayer. Many people ask, what can we do, what needs to be done? And the answer is not an easy or simple. It’s time we sacrifice our time, sleep, and social hour and get into our prayer closets and go to work.
The bible says we wrestle not with flesh and blood… what’s happening around us is more than a person against a person. It is spirits of anger, distrust and vulgarity. As christians we should want God to get the glory out of this mess, we need to take Gods perspective when deciding who we are and what we do.
Get off of your phone and get into your prayer closet, God will tell you exactly what to do from there.
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Do you know that God has given both you and me the power to win??? The reason why it’s important to read our Bible, is because the word of God is a road map through the issues we encounter in life. Psalms 20 is a wonderful example of God’s grace for us and explains how God not only hear us, but handles the conditions we encounter on a daily basis. If you have not committed your heart to God and your lifestyle to the word of God than you will always be stuck fighting battles with a blind fold on. It’s time to put the devil in his place and let God handle everything. Trust me, God is our true champion. Peace
Psalms 20: May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
Occasionally the trials and misfortunes we come across in life attempts to overshadow the love God has for us. I am here to assure you that no matter how many times you have messed up, or what is going bad in your life today, God still loves you.
In church you are encouraged to read your bible because the bible gives a roadmap of how God loves you through every situation that you may be going through. The bible is bursting with examples of the brilliant way God loves us past our issues. So I encourage you today to dig into the great book and experience the life changing love of God. Still Don’t believe God loves you… read Romans 5:8. Peace
As Father’s day approaches I want to urge everyone to get to know the best Father you could ever have which is God.Whether you had a horrible dad or an amazing dad, it’s important that we acknowledge our role in contributing to who your physical father is in your life. It is our responsibilities to pray over the men in our life. Men are so strong and sometimes we forget that these protectors, laborers, and fortifiers needs spiritual covering as well. As this holiday approaches, let’s not just look for a tangible gift to give the father figures in our life, but this holiday presents the opportunity to sew spiritually into the men that we Love through prayer. Below I am going to present scriptures that you can incorporate into your gift of prayer over the men in your life. Happy Father’s Day!
2 Peter 3:18, Proverbs 4:23- Concerning your loved ones relationship with God
Proverbs 15:33, Eph 6:6- That God will bless him
1 Corinthians 11:3- That they would be a spiritual leader for their family
Galatians 5:13-15- That they would make wise choices
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One of my favorite authors Zig Ziglar says “Make failure your teacher, not your UNDERTAKER.” I love this quote because it reminds me of the transitions we have in life. Sometimes the road will be rough, often times events will not transpire the way we would like… but ultimately failures are merely stepping stones in the direction of success. Its ok to acknowledge the pain of disappointments and misfortune, but we cannot allow it to consume us.
When failure comes your way, accept it… mourn it … then ask two questions.
- Why did it happen
- What can I learn from it
Once you answer the questions, do something you enjoy to bring the mood up, then move on. Today I want to encourage someone…keep pushing…keep trying…keep working because in the end You Will Win!
God tells us time and time again how much He loves and wants the best for us, but do we want whats best for ourselves? Today take a look inward and ask yourself if you are dreaming big enough, and for those of you who have stopped dreaming… lay your fears to rest and dream again. If you have forgotten how to seek God for what he wants for your life, start with this prayer. Peace
Prayer of Jabez:
1 Chronicles 4:9-10
9 Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez,[a] saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” 10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
The statement “you don’t get something for nothing” is beyond true, it’s a winner’s mentality. The bible uses the analogy of a farmer planting a seed then reaping a harvest. When you look at your life, if it’s not what you want it to be, evaluate the seeds being planted. If you want to be an entrepreneur, are you taking small steps towards owning your business? If you would like to be a writer have you enrolled in a class to learn how to effectively convey your message?
No matter what it is that you want in life, it will require of you. Make a plan for your future, then intentionally run towards it. I guarantee there will be struggle, but after enduring you will march into a world where your life become your wildest dream.