The God of ALL Seasons? Yes, Winter too!

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Hello dear readers. I hope everyone is having a wonderfully blessed week. Today I want to talk about the never-changing God. He is still God at all times, even in our darkest hours. God is still God in the rebirth of life in Spring, the joys of Summer, the changes of Fall, and the dreariness of Winter. His Word stays the same in the midst of it all.

“For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ And to the downpour and the rain, ‘Be strong.’ “He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work.” “Then the beast goes into its lair And remains in its den.“Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold. “From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.”

Job 37:6-10

The God of Spring:

When you look outside and see the first flower of the year bloom, think of God. When you hear the birds chirping and the bees buzzing, think of God. Even when you take your car out for the first car wash of the year, think of God. He set all things in motion and He is the one who makes things grow. Always think of God during this season and give thanks because he allowed you to see a new day and a new Spring season.

See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.”
Song of Solomon 2:11-12
The God of Summer:
God created the beautiful sunshine, and clear blue oceans. God made these things a very long time ago, and they are what He told them to be even to this day. God spoke it, and so it is! These things are mentioned in the beginning of Genesis. Take note that what He said back then stays true to this day. The skies are up high, the oceans are in place, the birds are in the air, the beasts are on the land, and these things have not changed. So when you go for a swim this Summer, think of the mighty God who created the water. When you pick your fresh veggies from your garden, think of God who told them to grow and to have nutrients for your bodies. Remember your Father always and be thankful!
 “This is what the Lord says to me: “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”
Isaiah 18:4
The God of Fall:
Fall is such a beautiful time of year. Gorgeous leaves, and bright orange pumpkins. I just love it! We get to take a break from the scorching heat. I feel like Fall is a great time of reflection and blessings. Thanksgiving is in Fall, but we should be thankful always. So when you put your favorite sweater on for the first time after the summer months, think of God. When you eat your first slice of pumpkin pie for the season, think of God and all of His provisions. When you are given another year to enjoy Thanksgiving around the dinner table with your loved ones, think of God and all of His mercy.
“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.”
Genesis 8:22
The God of Winter: 
This is the season I and many others are currently in right now. This past week has been frigid and dreary, and cold. We have been enduring the largest snow of the year thus far, but it truly has been beautiful. Winter makes many people feel sad or lonely. Our Christmas is celebrated in the Winter, and although it is a joyous time, it can also be a sad time as we reflect on the loss of our loved ones. Remember this though: God is still God in the Winter just as He was the whole year through. Think of Winter as a time of rest and rejuvenation. When we are unable to get out because of the frigid cold temperatures and snowy roads, we should consider being thankful that we have that time to stay home and read our Bible’s and rest. It all comes from God. When you are sitting home this Winter depressed or worried about something, always keep in mind that God is there with you through all the seasons including this one. He hasn’t changed yet, and he will NOT! God will love you and be there for you as you plant your gardens in Spring, pick you beans in Summer, carve your pumpkins in fall, and sit back to reflect in Winter. He loves you through it all and abides in your heart through it all!
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:”
Ecclesiastes 3:1
“The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
John 16:33
Please remember that God is there for you at all times and He never changes. His love is never ending.
Please share, like, and comment with your thoughts. 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone!
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My Personal Testimony

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Good evening dear readers! I pray you all are having a wonderful week full of blessings and joy!

I would like to share my testimony with you all this week. There are so many things that God has done for me which I do not deserve. He is everything! I am nothing, yet He loves me so much.

“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;”

1 Timothy 4:4

I grew up on a small country farm with a few horses, the occasional cow now and again, chickens, goats, rabbits, ducks, and lots of dogs and cats. God provided me with the best parents that I could ask for and two wonderful brothers. My parents brought me up in church my whole life and I really appreciate that fact. My dad was the pastor of a few different churches, and I came to know some wonderful people. Daddy had a way with words in his sermons. There were times when I could see tears streaming down my father’s face when he would preach about the love of Jesus. It was a beautiful thing which I will not forget.

One night during a church service, I remember hearing the sounds of a beautiful Southern Gospel quartet sing a song that spoke to my heart. It was called “Next Cloud.” The song spoke of the return of Christ. God was drawing me to him that night. At that time I was stubborn and did not go up to the altar to be saved. I was probably around eleven years old at that time. I never mentioned to my parents the feeling that I had that night because for some reason I was embarrassed, being the child that I was.

There was a sweet elderly lady that was a member of the little country church that I spent most of my years growing up in. Many times my dad would have an altar call and this sweet lady would come back to me and ask me if I wanted to be saved. I often acted as if I did not hear what she was saying. I guess I did not want to feel pressured, and I was scared.

One winter, my dad had preached a sermon, (I am unsure what it was about). When the time came for the altar call, the little elderly lady came up to me and pleaded with me to go to the altar. As I had done in times past, I did not look at her and acted as if I did not hear her. One phrase she said to me stuck that night: “You will feel much better when you go to sleep at night if you give your heart to Christ.” I was too afraid to go up to the altar that night, but God’s wonderful and miraculous drawing power had it’s hold on me. As I was riding in the family van that night, I silently asked Jesus to forgive me of all my sin and to save my soul.

“No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.”

John 6:44

For some reason, it took me a few days to tell my mom about getting saved. I don’t know why, but I was nervous. My mom told my dad, and later that year the sweet elderly lady that witnessed to me found out that I had been saved. She was rejoicing! This woman was a prayer warrior and a wonderful witness for Christ! She would call people up in the phone book, or go up to a random stranger and tell them about Jesus. I am thankful for her, and many other godly influences that I had growing up.

A year or two after I was saved, I began singing and playing music with my parents in church. My mom has been writing songs for years, and my dad was in a Southern Gospel group when he was young. I will always be thankful for the time that I could spend singing with both of my parents. I praise my God because I still have my beautiful mother to sing with, but I will never forget the fun we had together as a trio!

There are many things that I could mention in this testimony, but I will just tell one more story.

In 2010, my dad was stricken down with a terrible cancer of the blood called lymphoma. Our family was frightened. Cancer did not stop my dad from praising God. Daddy would be so weak, yet he would still sit down at the front of the church and preach those sermons to the best of his ability. I will always admire that about my dad. He pressed on toward the prize! Our family feared that cancer would take my dad, but it did not. Daddy accepted whatever God decided to do, and praise God through prayers and faith, my dad was healed of cancer. God gave us five more wonderful years with my father before he passed and went on to heaven. During that time, daddy was able to pastor a church that he had always wanted to pastor. God answered his prayers!

I also have a brother that was diagnosed with a rare type of leukemia, and my husband that was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. They are both doing great with their treatments. I trust that God will continue to take care of us through it all!

So in short: God gave me a wonderful family, wonderful friends, a wonderful life, and most importantly, a wonderful Savior. He has been so precious to me through it all! Praise God!

Please like and comment with your personal testimony if you feel led by the Spirit to do so.

God bless!

 

 

Some T-Shirt Ideas

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Hello everyone. I was looking at some of the old websites I’ve been on, and I found Teespring. I had forgotten that I had designed some T-shirts and apparently they are still on the website. I thought I’d share with you guys and tell you what the designs mean to me! ❤

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The first design is important to me, because life is important to me. Life is important to God, and it is heartbreaking when thousands of innocent babies are murdered every day for the sake of selfishness.

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

Isaiah 5:20

My mom helped me come up with the second t-shirt idea. Heart health awareness is important to many families, because many families lose loved ones every day due to heart diseases and heart attacks. Our family lost my dad because of a massive heart attack and we miss him dearly. I do feel that in our culture we bring a lot of heart problems on ourselves because of our diets. We need to pray that God can help us to truly treat our bodies like God’s temple in all aspects.

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;”

1 Corinthians 6:19

The third design is a wonderful reminder of our Lord Jesus who has promised to return one day! My mom wrote a song based on the Bible verse mentioned on the front of the shirt, and we love to sing it! I will have to share a video on here of that song sometime soon. One day, we will be changed and brought together to live with the Lord forever, I can’t wait!

“Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is.”

1 John 3:2

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week full of joy, love, prayers, and most importantly, Jesus. He is the reason we are alive and can live abundantly. Don’t forget that!

God bless you all!!

New Year, New Change, Same God.

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Happy New Year my friends! I hope everyone had a blessed weekend with family and friends, but most importantly, with God. If you are reading this right now, then God allowed you to do so. He has brought you through 2017 and into 2018, and He is good.

Today I would like to reflect on the blessings I’ve had in 2017, and then talk about change, and the One who does not change.

First, to start of with some of my blessed moments in 2017:

1.) I am blessed to be a part of a praise and worship band at my church. It’s a wonderful thing that God has allowed me to do, and I’m blessed. Through this ministry I have seen the Holy Spirit move in various ways: People coming closer to Christ, comforting one another, and most importantly, we are seeing people get saved and I know there is rejoicing in heaven over that.

2.) My husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis this past year, and although that sounds like a horrible thing, God has been with us through it all! We trust that God can use medical science to come up with great medicines, and hopefully one day a cure. My husband is doing great. He works full time, and God is giving us grace through this valley. We will trust the Lord regardless of what he decided to do in this situation.

3.) I am blessed to still have my mom and brothers. I love my family so very much and although my daddy went on to heaven two years ago, I have become closer to my family through this tough situation. We are still grieving over daddy, but God has been gracious. I’ve also had dreams about my daddy this year, and many of them were quite silly. That blessed me to be able to see my dad’s face again through dreams.

4.) I have been asking God for quite some time for a new job. I had been working in a restaurant for ten years as a Manager and a knew it was time for a change. Thankfully, God thought so too! I will be starting my new job at a local bank next week, and I’m super excited! My prayers were answered.

Those are just a few of my many memories in 2017. Praise God!

We have made it to a new year, and with a new year means changes. There will always be changes for us as long as we live here on earth. This year we may do things we never thought we would: We may travel somewhere far away, get a new job, move to a new home, lose our job, lose a loved one, get injured or sick, go through divorce. It’s hard to say what is in store. Through all the changes in our lives, we must always remember to trust God because He knows what is in store for us and He knows how to take care of us and comfort us when we need it. Have a continual heart of prayer this year as you step into new journeys, valleys, thrills, or hardships.

We change, but God doesn’t! His views stay the same! He will always love what is good and hate what is evil. We would be best off if we hated what is evil as well. God never changes! He is the Alpha and the Omega! He always has been and always will be. If God wrote something in His Holy Word, then he meant it. God will always be judge, and God will always be love. God will always be merciful and forgiving. Don’t forget to ask for His forgiveness. God will always be the one and only God! I am so glad to be His child.

So remember: Even in your times of changes, always look up to your Heavenly Father who never changes. He will hear you!

“But You are the same, And Your years will not come to an end.”

Psalm 102:27

 

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Hebrews 13:8

 

“For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.”

Malachi 3:6

Please like, comment, and share with a friend!

God bless you all, and have a wonderful week!

Merry Christmas Music Video :)

Hello everyone! Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog! This is going to be short and sweet today. I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas full of joy and laughter. Please always remember that Christ Jesus is the reason for the season and he gives us everything that we have. He is the greatest gift of all.

Christmas can oftentimes be difficult and sad for us because we reflect on the loss of our dear loved ones that have went on from this life. It’s in these times of grief and sorrow that God yearns for us to draw nearer to him and to trust in his plan. He is our greatest hope in the good and the bad. Please try to remember that.

I hope you all enjoy my little music video I made for you guys. It may not be super professional, but it’s not about that. It’s all about rejoicing and worshiping the King of Kings who came on this earth to rescue us from our sins. Praise GOD for that wonderful fact!

God bless you all!

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14

The Flawless Gift

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Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great week. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is less than a week away!

Today I am going to talk about giving. We live in a culture where we are pressured to shop for the perfect gift for Christmas. We fear that our loved ones will be upset if we don’t pick out something that is spectacular. It’s sad that we make each other feel that way, for giving is not about fancy clothing and expensive electronics. Giving is something that should come from the heart without fear of our gift being rejected by the recipient, and sometimes the best gift is not always about money. Whatever you do decide to give, please give wholeheartedly.

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.’

2 Corinthians 9:7

There are many people who cannot afford expensive gifts and fancy apparel, but that’s okay. God loves us and he knows us from the inside out. God wants us to share the gift of Himself and His Son for that is truly a flawless gift! There are many ways we can share Christ this Christmas. Below are some examples:

1.) Make a homemade gift for a neighbor, a coworker, or a family less fortunate that just needs some Christmas cheer. Baked pies, cakes, and tasty candies are a great gift at Christmas time. You can attach a beautiful Bible verse to your gift.

2.) Go sing some beautiful Christmas songs about Jesus to the world. Who doesn’t love Christmas caroling? You can take a group out to a local nursing home or hospital to spread Christ’s love through song. Perhaps one of the members in your group can do a scripture reading of the Christmas story in Luke chapter 2. That beautiful story never gets old.

3.) Help feed the hungry. There are homeless folks in every town and many of these folks may not receive a hot meal on Christmas. You can volunteer at a soup kitchen. After your Christmas dinner, consider rounding up some hot leftovers and taking it to someone who needs it. It will make their day brighter. Perhaps you can give them a Bible as a gift with their hot meal. Many families also have an abundance of clothes. If you know someone out on the streets that’s in need of a warm coat or clothing, clean out your closet and help them out!

4.) Offer a gift of prayer. We all struggle in this life and could all use some prayers. One of the greatest gifts is knowing that we have people thinking of us and praying for us. One time I saw a prayer drive-through and thought that it was a neat idea. You could make up a sign and offer prayer for anyone that drives up to you needing a requests brought before the Father. It will be a blessing for both parties involved.

5.) Share Christ! You can do this through all of the gift ideas listed above. It’s just awesome that God has made many ways for us to shine our Christian lights to the world and to show His love! If you have someone on your heart that needs to know Jesus, please consider talking to them about it. Tell them you love them and you want them to experience the best joy that there is. Share scriptures about Christ’s birth, the sacrifice, and salvation that is available. You may not win every lost soul that you speak with, but God knows your heart and He knows the effort you put forward. If one new person receives the gift of salvation, than all the efforts are worth it at the end of the day. The Bible says that there is  rejoicing in heaven over just one sinner who repents. Think of that beautiful image!

Do you want to give a flawless gift this Christmas? Remember this: Christ is the flawless gift! He is perfect, loving, wonderful, beautiful, and gracious. If someone receives Christ this Christmas, it will be the best Christmas they will ever have!

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.  But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.  Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 1:15-17
I truly hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! Please comment and share if this blog post was encouraging to you. God bless! 🙂

Wonderful Names of Our Wonderful God

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Hello everyone. I hope you are all having a great Holiday season so far. Christmas is right around the corner, and I’m excited! I think I finally finished all of my Christmas shopping. Now I can take a quick breather. 🙂

Today I just want to take a few quick moments to share some names of God that are used in the Bible and what they mean to me. As you read this, please just take some time to bask in the presence of our Lord, for He is eternally good!

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

God is Wonderful always! He is our Father who loved us so much that He would adopt us into His family so that we may never taste the sting of eternal death. That sounds pretty wonderful to me!

God is Counselor! He is the best counselor that we can go to, and the great news is this: He is always ready to listen to us and comfort us. He gives the greatest advice because he knows us from the inside out.

God is Mighty God! He is strong and full of power. He holds the whole world in His hands and keeps the universe in motion. We can not fathom all of His power, yet He loves us so.

God is our Everlasting Father! Everlasting means forever. Once we truly become followers of Jesus, than God will always be our Father. He casts our sins as far as the east is from the west, and He forgives us. He has a home ready for us in heaven that we may inherit one day because we are His kids. That is such a glorious truth.

God is Prince of Peace! The name says it all. God knows all about peace. He created peace, and he can give us peace that no one else can, and I am so blessed to know that I can go to him to ask for peace when I struggle in my life.

“On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.”

Revelation 19:16

God is the King of kings and the Lord of lords! There is no one above God Almighty in heaven. When our earthly leaders, presidents, or kings let us down, we should always look up to heaven and remember who has the final say and who is the mightiest of rulers! God’s got this!

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

Revelation 22:13

God is the Alpha and the Omega! He always has been and always will be. He will never come to and end, and because of His grace, we will not either. We must accept the precious gift of His Son Jesus, than our eternity can be in heaven always. Because God has always existed, than He is the wisest. He knows the past and future. He knows ours hearts and he knows what is best.

“And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Revelation 5:5

God is the Lion and He has conquered! He is so mighty and we should be in awe of Him. I still don’t understand why the God of the Universe would take the time to have a relationship with me and to love me, but I am very very grateful! Thanks be to my God and Father always!

There are many names that are used for God in the Bible, and they are all truly beautiful. Please, when you have some time, look up all of the names of God and be blessed!

I hope you all have a wonderful week, and thanks for reading!

What About the Father’s Hands?

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(Above is a gorgeous photo of Niagara Falls, formed by our Heavenly Father! I was blessed to see it in person a few months back).

Good morning! I hope everyone is enjoying December. It has definitely been a busy time for me so far. I was fortunate to have a four day weekend. I went with my mother and brother on Friday to visit an elderly friend of ours that lives up north. We went out to eat at Cracker Barrel (which was delicious), and then we took some time to catch up. It was also my mom’s birthday that day, so we ate some tasty ice cream cake as well. We were also gone all day Saturday doing some Christmas shopping. It was tiresome, but also a great time to spend with my dear family. The malls were packed!

I would like to take a little bit of time this morning to talk about the Father’s hands. God’s hands are always a part of our lives. He sees all and knows all and He is good. His hands send people our way when we need a friend or encouragement. His hands discipline us when we do something that is unpleasing in his eyes. We can know that we are a follower of Christ when we feel the chastising hand of God in a situation where we know we displease Him. There is nothing like that kind of guilt! The good news is this: If you are a Christian, God is always there for us with His arms wide open to embrace us and forgive us in our times of wrong doings. Our sins, (past, present, and future), are covered by Christ’s blood and we have no need to fear. He is always faithful and just to forgive us of our sins.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

John 10:27-30

What a beautiful promise! The God who holds the universe is holding his children, and no one is able to take them away from the Heavenly Father! We may have fears in this world, but ultimately we are part of the winning team and God will take us one day to be with Him always. He has promised us that!

“For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I am the one who helps you, declares the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.”

Isaiah 31:13-14

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10

God is the ultimate helper! He loves us and is there for us. He is our strength always, and His hands our tightly wrapped around us. No one can break His grip!

“Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power, your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.”

Exodus 15:6

God’s hands are gentle, but they are also powerful. He will defeat the enemy and prevail! His hands made the world. He is the maker of all and has power over all, and how blessed we are to be able to have an eternal relationship with Him! His mighty hands formed the sky, seas, mountains, valleys, and us. He is faithful and can hold us close to his side always. We must always trust that.

“But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”

Isaiah 64:8

I am so glad that God formed me and now I will always be His child, adopted into the royal family of God. My home is waiting for me in heaven where I will see my Jesus, and my loved ones forever. We will always be joyful and full of praise to our beautiful Creator! I can’t wait to get there and see the Father’s beautiful hands that have held me all this time, and the Son’s beautiful hands that were scarred on the cross so I could live always with him! I hope to see you all there as well!

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

John 14:3

A Post About Prayer

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Hello readers! Thank you all for taking the time to read what I have written. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I know I did. My mom made a yummy meal, and then I went to visit with my in-laws and their family. We had a tasty meal as well. I think I’m still stuffed.

I would like to take a little bit of time today to share some verses about prayer. I would also like to list some prayer requests, and I hope to receive some requests from my readers in the comments section.

God loves prayer! He is absolutely thrilled when his children come to him with their needs or even just the desires of their hearts. He loves to see that we trust him with everything. God also loves it when we just take the time to talk to him. He is the best friend that a person could ever ask for because he knows everything about us, and he can relate to each one of us and our needs. God loves to hear his child say “I love you”, or “Thank you.” He is a very special friend that we can call on, day or night. We don’t have to wait until he’s awake. He’s never too busy to listen, and I’m very grateful.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”

1 John 5:14

Our Lord is very pleased to hear from us, but he always wants us to pray according to his will. We should always remember that although we may not understand the mighty mind of God, his will is always what is best because he sees the whole picture of our lives. Trust that!

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7

Live in peace. Be prayerful. Do your best not to worry. Be thankful. Understand that God’s ways are higher than ours and his thoughts are mighty! Ask for guidance, and God will always be your guide. He will give you joy that is eternal!

“And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.”

Matthew 6:7

Our Father wants a meaningful prayer. He desires it to come from our hearts. We are not to pray because we think we are all high and mighty, but we are to pray because of God’s love and grace. It is better to pray a short prayer from the heart than to pray a long prayer that has no meaning to you. God desires genuine faith, love, and trust from his kids.

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

James 5:16

It is good for us to share our needs with other believers. All of us that are bought by the blood of Christ are considered righteous in God’s eyes. This is not by anything that we have done or how good we are, but it’s all because of Jesus. When God sees his children, he sees a clean heart all because of Christ! So please remember to share your needs or concerns with others in the faith, and pray for one another, because as God’s Holy Word says, it is powerful and it works!

I am going to list a few of my prayer requests below.

1.) Salvation for my lost family and friends. I want to see them in heaven.

2.) Missionaries and the growth of churches.

3.) Family members with lifelong diseases. Both of my siblings have a lifelong disease. They are doing quite well, and I ask prayers for God’s continual grace. My husband has Multiple Sclerosis. He has had no symptoms yet and we keep praying for God’s grace. We also pray cures of these diseases. Also, please remember an uncle of mine that has cancer. I love him very much, and want to see him well. (There are many other loved ones with afflictions that need prayer).

4.) I have struggled with a jaw disorder for almost 7 years, and have prayer for healing. I ask prayers from my readers as well. My jaw joints will pop in and out of place causing pain, migraines, and frustration as well as trouble with eating. I know God can heal me if he chooses, and I ask prayers for his grace.

5.) I will be starting a new job at the beginning of the year. It will be a big change for me because I have been at my current job for 10 years (ever since high school). I ask for God’s grace for my current employer and on the new transition as well.

6.) I ask for God to be with those who are grieving. Grief in this life will never completely stop, but I know God gives strength. My family still grieves over the loss of my dad, and I know many more who are struggling.

These are just a few of the many requests that I have on my heart, and I ask for you all to say a little prayer for me. Please, if you have any needs at all, leave your requests in the comments section so I can pray for you as well. God enjoys seeing his family work together and pray together.

Have a blessed week!