Is there anything I can stand with you in prayer about? Recently I was convicted about my prayer life. I usually don’t pray for anyone unless they are going through something and I feel as if they need prayer. In my quiet time, I was prompted to be more aware of the needs of those around me. I should be praying for businesses, clients, co-workers and everyone else who I cross paths with.
I had the opportunity to speak into one of my client’s lives today, and it made me write a letter to God praying for this particular person. During my quiet time, it became apparent that praying for others needed to be done every single day. What if I prayed for all of my clients during my quiet time? How would having someone stand with them in prayer impact their lives? How would having someone thank God for their lives help them? A lot of time has gone by, and I no longer want to ignore the role I can play in the lives of those who I impact.
So I ask again, What can I pray with/ for you about? Comment below or email your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so blessed to have a community of people who I can connect with to share the love of christ.
How often do you share the love of christ? To me, sharing the message of God’s unconditional love is my life’s mission. Everyone deserves to be loved and know that they are loved by their creator. I do my best to treat people with respect and love them as God loves me. At times I do fall short but I never let that stop me from doing what I feel is most important. Each time I get to speak with someone who might be going through a difficult time I let them know that they are loved.
How do I know that God loves them? I know God loves them because he loves us all. I know that God loves them because I seek his face and he has shown me his everlasting love. I truly believe that if we focus on God’s love for us that we will live better lives. We will be more positive, compassionate and successful if and when we focus on God’s love. His love for us grows daily and it can not be compared. His love can not be replaced and there is nothing that can separate us from God’s love.
Today I want to encourage you to share the love of christ with everyone you come in contact with this week. Share in the comments about your experience and I’ll be sure to share mine.
How often do you committ your plans to the lord?
We are half way through the year and I just realized that my calendar is filled with appointments and deadline week in and week out. Most of those appointments I didn’t speak to God about I just said yes. Why is it important to seek God about your plans? God can and will give us wisdom about everything, maybe there is a community group that you want to join and it meets 4x a week. If you seek God before saying yes, he could tell you that 4x a week is a little much for you.
God knows before we know when we are over booking ourselves. I committed to going to the gym 4x a week before work, knowing good and well that I am not a morning person and wouldn’t be thrilled about getting up at 6:30am to work out and still be at work by 9:00am.
Now is the time to sit down and lay out your plans before the Lord. He is here to lead and guide us. He is here to give us wisdom and ultimately help us each step of the way. Comment below and let me know how you committ your plans to the Lord and I will keep you all posted on my progress.
Sunday Reminder from Victoria Osteen
Have you ever looked around and wondered if God was near? He’s closer than you know. When life beats us up and tries to take our joy we often tend to blame God. “If God is so good then why did this or that happen?” we all know someone who has asked that question. We live in an imperfect world full of wrong doing and evil. We live in a world where we are responsible for our own actions and decisions but no one wants to talk about that. Let’s put all the blame on God as if we don’t have the choice to choose.
When life comes at you fast he is right there with you. The cancer diagnosis? He’s in the exam room with you, the sudden death in the family? He is with your love one. The failed marriage? He’s there to love and comfort you. We tend to get so wrapped up in what’s going on around us that we forget to acknowledge that God never leaves our side. Good or bad he’s there. Better or worse he’s always with you. We as humans have a bad habit of trying to walk away, live without him and then say he left us. God will never leave nor forsake you! NEVER.
“Are you near God? My heart is broken, bank account empty and no one is in my corner”
As those words come out of your mouth he is already embracing you with his love. Close your eyes and focus on him and all of the good plans he has for you. It may be difficult at first so think back on what he has brought you through. Can you feel his love now? In the midst of it all he is there holding onto you because he loves you dearly.
You can let go of him but he is always holding onto you! He is always near!