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Pray the news…


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The daily news has a lot of concerns that need prayer.
A wonderful way to pray is to “Pray the News.”
We all either watch the news on TV or get online to read the news or read our newspaper daily and we can pray through the news as we read or watch it.
Instead of listening to the incessant advertisments every five minutes we can use that time, to pray for the news we just heard.
Let us start praying the news!
Julia

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God meets our every need…


 
When we need something, who do we first go to?
It usually to people around us. It is true family and friends do help us.
But sometimes God places us in situations that our only dependence is God and if we cry out to Him, He will meet our need, because He has promised to do so.
Philippians 4:19, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
So let out 1st conversation be with God, He is the Best Listener, when we are in need. He sees our every tear and not a sigh goes unnoticed!
He will never reject us our turn His face away from us.
Have a blessed day,
Julia 


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It is time to start praying….


 
It is easy to talk about prayer, write about prayer, read about prayer, discuss about it, but the real challenge is to really start praying.
The devil doesn’t really care how much we talk on prayer, read about prayer or write about it.
But the moment we kneel down or sit down to pray, he is disturbed!
He tries his best to distract us, disturb us, oppose us to stop us from praying.
For he knows a praying Christian and a God who listens to his prayers can disturb and destroy his dark works and kingdom.
 JAMES 5:16b, “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”
That’s why God wants us to watch and pray at all times for all thing.
So let us stop reasoning and start praying!
Have a blessed week…!
Julia


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~~From Gethsemane to Calvary you had me on your mind~~


 My Dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…(Yeshua)
Your love continues to captivate my heart…
Lord I know you had me on your mind when you prayed in anguish in the Garden of Gethsemane, that your sweat fell like drops of blood.. You knew you had to died in my place, carry all my sins, shame, may pain, my sickness, sorrow, my curse and everything else that was not right and good in me. You willingly chose to die for me so that  I can be totally free and have eternal life…
O how I love you Jesus…
 Luke 22:44
And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
Lord I know you had me on your mind when you were flogged and O how painful it was and what a deep wound it caused and how much of blood you shed but still you bore it all without a word…for by those stripes you wanted to heal me….
John 19:1
Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.
O how I love you Jesus/Yeshua my Savior…
Lord I know you had me on your mind when they placed a crown of thorns on your head and pressed it hard ..O how it pierced through your head and eye balls and blood oozed out..It hurt you so…badly but you didn’t open your mouth and complain..but bore it all for all evil thoughts and sights of mine….
O how I love you Jesus/Yeshua my Lord…
Lord you had me on your mind when you were mocked, spat on your face and when they pulled your beard and stripped you…for you wanted to bear all my shame and clothe me with your righteousness…
O how I love you Jesus/Yeshua the lover of my soul….
 Matthew 27: 27Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. 30They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. 31After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him
Lord you had me on your mind when you picked up the cross..O how heavy it was and it hurt your bruised back..but still you bore it for you made up your mind to carry my every burden…
O how I love you Jesus/Yeshua my King…
John 19:17
So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).
Lord I know you had me on your mind when your hands were nailed…and you bled, it hurt you so…bad but you wanted to bear the sinful works of my hands so that now my hands can be blessed to bless others and serve others…
I love you Jesus/Yeshua my Shepherd…
Luke 23:33
When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him.
Lord you had me on your mind when your legs were nailed and you bled again, it was too much to bear but still you bore the pain for all the wrong places these feet led me..so that now every place I go is blessed…
O how I love you Jesus/Yeshua my Guide…
And finally when a spear was pierced through Your side rupturing a portion of you heart and your stomach and blood and water gushed out…you still had me on your mind for your heart was ruptured for the wickedness of my heart, so that today my heart is a place where where You live..and filled it with your love and compassion…
O how I love you Jesus/Yeshua my Provider…
John 19:34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.  
And even today as you sit at the Father’s right hand you still have me on your mind and keep watching over me…and interceding for me
O how I love you Jesus/Yeshua …..
I bow before you Lord…
I praise you my Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth…
You are my Savior….
O how I love you Lord…
You mould me and make me into a woman after your own heart..
Thank you for your grace that saved a sinner like me.
Julia
Galatians 6:14
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Hi my dear brothers, sisters and friends,
Isn’t it amazing to think Jesus Christ our Lord had each of us on His mind not just from Gethsemane to Calvary but from the beginning of creation?
He knew us even when we were in our mother’s womb.
Be Blessed,
Hebrews 12:2
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.



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Does prayer change thing? (Author unknown)


( DOES PRAYER CHANGE THINGS ?)
~Author Unknown~
 

They say that prayer changes things, but does it REALLY change anything?
Oh yes ! It really does!
 
Does prayer change your present situation or sudden circumstances?
No, not always,
but it does change the way you look at those events.
 
Does prayer change your financial future?
No, not always,
but it does change who you look to for meeting your daily needs.
 
Does prayer change shattered hearts or broken bodies?
No, not always,
but it will change your source of strength and comfort.
 
Does prayer change your wants and desires?
No, not always,
but it will change your wants into what God desires!
 
Does prayer change how you view the world?
No, not always,
but it will change whose eyes you see the world through.
 
Does prayer change your regrets from the past?
No, not always,
but it will change your hopes for the future!
 
Does prayer change the people around you?
No, not always,
but it will change you~ the problem isn’t always in others.
 
Does prayer change your life in ways you can’t explain?
Oh, yes, always!
And it will change you from the inside out!
 
So does prayer REALLY change ANYTHING?
 
Yes! It REALLY does change EVERYTHING !
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” GOD IS NEVER IN A HURRY, BUT HE IS ALWAYS ON TIME.”
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” WHILE WE WORRY ABOUT HOW FAST WE GROW, GOD IS CONCERNED ABOUT HOW STRONG WE GROW.”
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” We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.”
( Romans 8:28 )
 
” Prayer guards hearts and minds and causes God to bring peace out of chaos.” ( Beth Moore)


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Warrior’s Declaration!! ~Author Unknown~


Warrior’s Declaration!!
~Author Unknown~
I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
I have Holy Spirit power.
The dye has been cast.
I have stepped over the line.
The decision has been made. I am a disciple of His.
I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still.
My past is redeemed.
My present makes sense. My future is secure.
I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking,
small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams,
tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap fixing.
I no longer need preeminence, position, promotions, or popularity.
I don’t have to be recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded.
I now live by faith, lean on His presence,
walk by patience, lift by prayer, labor by power.
My face is set. My gait is fast. My mission is clear.
My goal is Heaven. My road is narrow.
My way is rough. My companions few.
My Guide reliable.
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured,
lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed.
With God’s help I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice,
hesitate in the presence of the adversary,
negotiate at the table of the enemy,
ponder at the pool of popularity or
meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won’t give up, shut up,
let up until I have stayed up,
stood up, prayed up, paid up, and
preached up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus.
I must go till He comes, give till I drop,
work till He stops me, preach till all know; and
when He comes,
He will have no problem recognizing me.
My banner will be clear!!!


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Shut off, pause, be still to hear God!


 
We sure need to pray at all times for all things.
Prayer sure is a heart to heart communication with God! Our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, sure is strengthened by frequent conversations with Him! Even if our prayers are long or short, loud or soft whispers, God listens! Even being silent in His presence or tears shed at His feet are prayers too! Let us not miss talking to our Lord n Savior! 
 
But sometimes we need to shut off the sounds of the world to hear God clearly. Sometimes there are so…many confusing voices around that we need to go into our closets to hear the voice of truth. 
Matthew 6:6, “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.”
 
Regularly let us take time to shut off and seek His face as never before.
Mark 6:31 And He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.”
LORD..HELP US TO TAKE TIME OFF FROM ALL OUR BUSY SCHEDULE,TO STOP AND BE REFRESHED, RENEWED, RESTORED BY STAYING STILL IN YOUR PRESENCE AND HEAR YOUR VOICE!
Good Night!
Julia