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Thanks For Your Patience

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I know it has been a while since I have posted a blog.  Over the past few months a lot has been going on. My father experienced some medical challenges and we had a big family reunion, which I was spear heading. I wasn’t able to post on a regular basis or do any challenges.

I want to thank those of you who prayed for me and my family. Also, I want to thank all for your patience in following my blog. We are more than half way through the year. I am ready now to get started once again with some blog posts on  spiritual and personal growth challenges, as well as, personal, business, and ministry development training.

Please continue to pray for me. I will be humbled and would greatly appreciate it.

The next challenge will be the “Inner Circle” Challenge starting in a week. If you are like me, you are believing God to place or send into your people who are genuine and authentic when it comes to respecting, praying and believing God for your life and success.

Until then, stay encouraged and strong.

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Got To Get Myself Together – Why Is Prayer So Important?

July 14, 2015 4 comments

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Why is prayer so important?

Prayer not only lets us grow closer to our Father in heaven, but also allows him to release to us and through us his power. In James 5:16 it says “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (KJV).”

An effective prayer life can have a huge impact on not only our own individual life, but on the lives of those around us. Through prayer we can have an impact on our local community, our country and the world.

Prayer enables spiritual growth and opens the door for the Lord to impart spiritual power. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not (KJV).”

It opens the door for salvation. In Act 2:42 it says, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” and Act 2:47 says, “Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved (KJV).”

Prayer opens the way for miracles. Act 12:5-7 teaches us,  Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.  And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands (KJV).”

We should pray and believe for wisdom. James 1:5-6 says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed”. (KJV)

If you lack boldness ask the Lord to give you it. (Act 4:29-30)

We should always pray with determination and faith, believing for the Lord to do mighty works through us and through those we are praying for. We should always pray in line with the will of God and his word.

Prayer is important to the spiritual growth and development of a believer’s life.

Got To Get Myself Together Fasting For a Breakthrough

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I am preparing for my first  Facebook group –Got to Get Myself Together “Fasting For A Breakthrough” Challenge – 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer. As I prepare I am studying on the different types of Christian prayers.

There are several different types of prayer. In his letter to the Ephesians Paul instructed them to “pray with all types of prayer.”  EPH 6:18 says “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”;

What are the different modes of prayer?

Talking to God – This is the one on one type prayer where we talk with God to develop our relationship with him. We may ask him to help us in areas that we need spiritual, physical or emotional support. It can be just a general conversation, like with a beloved friend.

Praise and thanksgiving – This is the earnest, heartfelt prayer where we come before the Lord thanking and praising him for his mighty power and love. We may praise him for all the things he has helped bring us through and for his help in everyday situations.

Requesting God’s Power – This is where we bring a specific need before the Lord, pleading for the Lord to help us with it. This type of prayer is where we request his divine intervention and power to be operated on our behalf.

Seeking God’s will for our life – This type of prayer requires us to really open up our spirit and seek to hear what God is saying to us. We need to come humbly before him, asking him to use us as a tool for his work – and praying for guidance and wisdom as we seek to follow where his is leading us. We should also ask for discernment and that we won’t be distracted or deterred if the enemy tries to confuse us.

Travailing – This is an intense emotional prayer where we are praying with all our might for someone else.  We are interceding bringing them and their needs before the Lord asking for a breakthrough in their lives or for some specific need to be met.

Spiritual warfare – This is audible prayer where through the authority of Christ and in his name we ‘cut off’ bondages or strongholds in either our own life or for the person we are praying for.

The Fasting For A Breakthrough 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer will begin on Sunday, July 19th. You can participate with the challenge one of two ways: 1. Fast (Daniel’s Fast) and pray for 21 days or 2. Pray for 21 days. You will receive a fasting and prayer workbook (posted in the Facebook group) to use throughout the 21 days. There will be early morning prayer calls at 6AM CST and late evening prayer calls at 10PM CST with 5 mins teaching and 10 mins of prayer time.

If you are like me you are believing God for some MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHS, let’s fast and touch and agree together!

You can join the 21 days challenge here https://www.facebook.com/groups/GTGMTChallenge2013/.

Loving Others As Yourself

October 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Showing the love of Christ to others is important as we go about sharing the good news and gospel of Jesus Christ. When we love others as ourselves, we are showing them what being a Christian is about. You can speak all day long, but if your actions are not loving, kind, and compassionate, no one will listen to you too long. Your words and actions must be consistent.

Loving others as yourself requires you to think of each person you meet as just as important in your life as you are, caring for them as much as you care about your own wellbeing, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This type of love not only shares everything it has but looks for ways to uplift and encourage.

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Think about how different our schools, churches, and neighborhoods would be if we all practiced loving each other as we love ourselves. Love like this looks at every person as essential to their life in Christ. We should look for ways to not only improve our own situation, but that of others around us.

Missionary work is an example of loving others as yourself. Missionaries go out and live in sometimes uncomfortable conditions to show others the love of Christ. They give unselfishly toward building the faith of people all around the world.

What practical ways can you love your neighbor as yourself during your daily routine?

Just as you pray for yourself, you can also pray for them. Prayer changes things and when you pray for someone even if they are not aware of it, you are showing the love of God. If you see an area of their life that needs prayer, go ahead and ask the Father to move on their behalf.

Showing compassion for others is also important. The compassion you show to others is your testimony. Your actions are showing others what you believe and that you love others and are willing to help.

Loving yourself, your neighbor, and God also brings balance into your life. We can get so caught up in thinking about our needs that we forget about others. It is when we take our focus off of ourselves and give God all the praise and honor and start looking for ways to help others that change starts to happen in our life. You will find a peace in your heart because you are actively loving yourself, others, and God.

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