Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Power of a Praying ______

I just got off the phone after speaking with my wonderful, godly mama. Let me tell you, she is such a blessing and inspiration to me. With every end of our conversation, she reminds me that she prays for me, Rase and Malachi. Every day. That means so much to me. And, after thinking about the sentiment for a little while, I thought, I have no idea how much her prayers do for me. I don't see the behind-the-scenes but I know for sure that I would be much worse off if I didn't have her there for me as a spiritual support.

Romans 1:9-10

"... how constantly I remember you 10in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God's will the way may be opened for me to come to you."

There is no complete knowledge of the building up, tearing down and general strength that can be imparted to a person when they are supported in prayer by their loved ones.

Philippians 4:6

"Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God."

If anything, this blog is to thank my mama for her continued intercession for me and my family. It is also a charge, sort of, for others to keep their loved ones in prayer. I'm speaking to myself, just as much. Prayer is a powerful tool that can be used at a moments notice, doesn't require grandeur, and wields significant results- though we may not be witness to the most impacting ones.
I'm telling you, if you want to do something good for yourself, find someone who is willing to pray for you and stick to 'em like a leach. Pray for them too. Get a prayer buddy and pray together. I bet you'll see some significant changes in your life.

And I would like to add this, as well. From a friend of mine with a knowledge and fire that I would love to attain in this life. Everyday, I'm working towards it- God is willing and able to bring His will about in my life. Through prayer, of course. :)

“I am not a convert to Christianity; I’M A DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST. (Matthew 16:24)
I don’t just want purity; I want HOLINESS. (1 Peter 1:16)
I’m not just after visitation; I want HABITATION. (John 14:23)
I don’t just want the hands of God; I want to SEE HIS FACE. (Psalm 11:7)
I don’t just want talent; I want ANOINTING. (Isaiah 61:1)
I don’t want to live for myself; I want to LIVE FOR HIM. (Galatians 2:20)
I don’t need comfort; I need PEACE. (Philippians 4:7)
I don’t need happiness; I need JOY. (Isaiah 12:3)
I don’t need the conditional acceptance of men, but the UNCONDITIONAL LOVE OF GOD. (Romans 8:37-39)
I don’t need to add anything to my life in order to be successful; I want to cast off everything I have – considering it all rubbish- that I may GAIN CHRIST AND BE FOUND IN HIM. (Philippians 3:8-9)
I don’t want religion; I want RELATIONSHIP. (John 15:14-15)
I don’t just have life; I have LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY. (John 10:10)
I don’t just want music; I want to lift up UNASHAMED PRAISE. (2 Samuel 6:14 & 22)
I don’t just want affiliation; I want CONSECRATION. (Psalm 50:5)
I don’t just want to give an offering; I want to BE A SACRIFICE. (Romans 12:1)
I don’t just want to live in fellowship; I want to ABIDE IN UNITY. (Ephesians 4:3)
I won’t just give Him affection; He has my DEVOTION. (1 Corinthians 7:35)
I don’t need money; I need PROSPERITY. (3 John:2)
I don’t need fame; I’m IDENTIFIED. (John 1:12)
I don’t want to fit in; I want to STAND OUT. (Philippians 2:15)
I don’t want to do what’s normal; I want to do WHAT’S RIGHT. (1 John 3:7)
I don’t just want satisfaction; I want FULFILLMENT. (Ephesians 3:19)
I’m not after an opinion, but HIS WILL. (Romans 12:2)
I don’t want to look good; I want to SHINE. (Matthew 5:16)
I’m not just going to sing a song, but LIVE A LIFE OF WORSHIP. (Romans 12:1)


And I am going to see God’s Glory transform the very face of my nation.”

-The Blade Ministry, Kingdom Faith


Anonymous said...

Wow. One of the best blogs yet. God's Word can't be beat. I love the way you honor your Mom AND God in this one. By doing so, you too will be honored by your children. ~A humbled husband, father & Christ follower.

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