After reading some of the comments on other discussion groups I thought it would be a great idea to have a group dedicated to a prayer chain. This group would be an outlet for those in need of support, love and prayers during difficult times in their lives. This way they can come to one place, and other members will have their names and be able to add them to their prayer list. In these troubling and difficult times that we are all facing I think it is needed.
Friday at 8:18 AM
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
The Grand Canyon Park bookstore operated by the National Park Service found itself in the midst of some controversy a few years ago when they were selling a book written by creationists much to the ire of the National Center for Science Education.
The book detailed how the Grand Canyon could have been formed from a “catastrophic” event – a catastrophe such as the flood of Noah’s day. Imagine that, it may have been a catastrophe that created such beauty!
Nearly 2000 years ago, the disciples witnessed a catastrophe -- the crucifixion of our Lord. But the Lord used this tragedy to redeem all mankind. This great catastrophe was turned to ultimate beauty.
Each of us has experienced tragedy in our lives. Inevitably the question arises -- Why? Let’s be encouraged by one of God’s most beautiful masterpieces. The Lord can turn our great catastrophes into great beauty -- into great victory!
Let’s turn to the Lord with our catastrophes. He can turn the most difficult tragedy into an incredible work of art!
Thursday at 5:20 AM
At times I may put a lot of energy into looking for love. I may want friends to tell me I matter, help me feel worthy, and give me a sense of belonging. It’s a tall order when I consider others are on their own healing journeys.
I turn to God and find wholeness. I release expectations about people, places, and things. I open myself completely to the Christ within and find the most satisfying love of all. I nurture this relationship through prayer, meditation, or journaling. I affirm: I am one with the love of Christ. Here, I belong.
I go within for every need. I listen for signals from nature, friends, and reading, then act on my guidance. All my human needs are fulfilled. I am whole.
He rained down on them manna to eat.—Psalm 78:24
Monday at 8:43 AM
Ballet dancers move across the stage with intricate steps and twirls, leaps and precision. Their movements appear effortless. In reality, they practice every dance again and again. They exhibit tremendous dedication, endurance, and zeal. Life energy flows through their bodies in a beautiful way.
God expresses vitality in me in many delightful ways, as well. In prayer, I pause to envision each part of my body. I bless every cell and affirm its wholeness. From the top of my head to the soles of my feet, I feel the energy of life flowing through me. I notice parts of my body that feel strong, and I affirm the restoration of any places of discomfort. I am whole. I am vibrant. I am alive!
God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.—Genesis 2:7
Friday, September 25 at 8:45 AM
1 Corinthians 1:26-29 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.
If He was a man of the world, Yeshua (Jesus) would have chosen the elite of His day to accomplish His mission -- however He used simple fishermen. These men were considered uneducated, lacking "social status", wealth or worldly distinction of any kind -- yet these "simple" men were the ones the Lord selected to build the Kingdom of God.
When the children of Israel were slaves in Egypt, God didn't send an army to deliver them, He sent a single man. But a single man of God was shown to be greater than the most powerful kingdom on Earth.
Throughout the Bible, we read of the Lord choosing and using the weak things of the world to confound and shame the wise and powerful. God seems to love revealing His awesome power through humble vessels, so that no flesh can glory in His presence.
Don't allow the enemy to convince you that God cannot use you because you are "flawed", weak, or seemingly inconsequential. No, instead, remember that He uses the base, despised, nonentities of this world, ordinary, often broken, people...to do extraordinary things. Our God is not looking at your wealth, your social status or your education -- He's looking at your heart! If your heart is willing and your life is available, then He is more than able to perform miraculous work through you for His Kingdom's sake. With so much work to be done, don't allow the enemy to stifle or steal the Lord's vision for your life –- He has a plan to use you to confound the wise of this world, and to bring to naught the things that are!
Thursday, September 24 at 9:04 PM
I offer up these my imperfect prayers. n the name of Your son Jesus Christ. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore.
Thursday, September 24 at 2:14 PM
Every party, meeting, or event provides an opportunity to express divine love. I prepare by acknowledging the presence of God in those I will meet. When I arrive, love shines in and through me as I honor the divinity in all. I am patient, kind, respectful, and lighthearted.
The activity of Spirit in me—love—pulses through me. This constant circulation of energy acts as a magnet and draws love to me. I participate in life with an open heart and see the best in family, friends, and coworkers. I may say silently or aloud: Namaste. The love in me greets the love in you.
My enjoyment of giving and receiving love leads me to participate in living life to its fullest. I revel in the power of divine love.
Let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God.—1 John 4:7
Thursday, September 24 at 10:32 AM
Sep 21, 2015