Archives For Prayer

Has your world ever been turned so upside down that all you could do was cry out to God?  Mine has-many times. Honestly, I just don’t know what I would have done if I couldn’t have called on Him.  I’ve been so upset that I couldn’t even put words to my prayer…all I could do was call out His Holy Name!  And, I knew He was the only one Who could help.

                  Love Heart, if you don’t have an intimate relationship with Jesus, today might be the day for you to start one.  He’s waiting!  He’s not somewhere way out in the universe and untouchable.  He’s got His full attention turned toward you, always…and He’s waiting!  In John 14:6 Jesus Himself says, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  He is faithful.  You will not be disappointed! Gwen~

Our Father…

March 27, 2017 — Leave a comment

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.                       

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:5-14, NIV)

Prayer is a time to build that relationship with God.  Talk to him as if you were talking to your best friend…He is you know! ~Debra

Come to Jesus

March 25, 2017 — Leave a comment

Are you stuggling today?   Is there a burden that you are carrying?   You don’t have to carry it alone Love Heart.  He’s here for you…Come to Jesus!  Debra

Psalm 55:22a” Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.”

A-Admit:   Admit to God that you are a sinner, Repent, turning away from your sin.  (Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Acts 3:19; I John 1:9)

B-Believe:  Believe that Jesus Christ is God’s Son and accept God’s gift of forgiveness from sin.  (John 3:16; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:11-13)

C-Confess: Confess y0ur faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (Romans 10:9-10, 13)

 

 

Pray without ceasing. That’s a tall order! Do you think it means we have to be on our knees with our heads bowed and hands held together? I don’t think so. I think it means to have our focus on our Help and our Strength. I’ve heard them called “popcorn prayers.” In other words, it’s just a little talk with God at various times during the day. Sorta like calling your husband just to say “Hi!” It’s not a long conversation, but just a reminder to him that you are thinking about him.

It’s always good to pray before you start a task that you know is going to be difficult. God is always listening. Many of us probably fire off those prayers regularly. But what about those “Thanks!” prayers? Here’s what the Word says:

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV)

Well, that just about says it all. In every situation! By prayer and petition! With thanks! Ask of God what you think you need and don’t forget to thank Him…even if you don’t get the answer you thought it should be. He knows what’s best. Really! Gwen~

Grace Who?

March 6, 2017 — Leave a comment

               Grace is a word that gets tossed around a lot, but what does it mean?  Merriam-Webster says, “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification.”  Well, what’s regeneration or sanctification?  Again, according to Merriam-Webster, regeneration deals with the state of growing in divine grace as a result of Christian commitment after baptism or conversion, while regeneration is spiritual renewal or revival.

Now that we have the definitions out of the way, what does Grace mean?  Clearly some people have tried to used it as a 00666 License to Sin, but as you can see, by definition it’s divine assistance to get us back on the right track.

To me, growing in grace, renewal and revival don’t sound like words associated with intentional, repetitive sin.

Now, I realize most of us, if we are honest, can remember a time when we callously did things we knew we weren’t supposed to do.  But when we repented (turned away from what we were doing), our loving father was there with His marvelous grace to lavish on us.

Don’t forget that first word…unmerited!  It means you haven’t done (and can’t do) anything to earn it, but it’s given to you anyhow!  What an awesome God we serve!

Today, if you are doing things that you know God doesn’t want you to do, stop it, and receive His grace.  It is truly AMAZING!  Gwen