Showing posts with label Prayer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prayer. Show all posts

If God Is Your Father, Please Call Home

The place of prayer in the life of a Christian cannot be trivialized. It is the very link that connects the soul of a believer to heaven. It strengthens our fellowship with God and takes us to the throne of grace where we can ask for our daily needs.

It's no doubt that prayer brings momentum. It lifts the heart above the challenges of life and gives it a view of God’s resources of victory and hope. Prayer provides power, poise, peace and purpose for a person’s purpose, plans and pursuits.

The most powerful energy anyone can generate is prayer energy. This energy satiates us from within and empowers us as Christians to continue in the faith and daily walk in the Spirit.

"The devil smiles when we make plans,
He laughs when we get too busy,
But he trembles when we pray" ~ Corrie Ten Boom

"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything;
Tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers.
If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful
Than the human mind can understand" ~ Philippians 4:6-7 TLB

Whatever is worth worrying about is worth praying about. God is never more than a prayer away from you. When you feel swept off your feet, get back to your knees.

"If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room,
I would not fear a million enemies. Yet, distance makes no difference.
He is praying for me" ~ Robert M. Nccheyne

Heaven is ready to receive you when you pray. “Time spent in communion with God is never lost” – Gordon Lindsay.

"I have so much to do today that I shall spend
The first three hours in prayer" ~ Martin Luther King Jnr

Common people do not pray. They only beg. So pray, don’t beg. When we pray, we link ourselves with God’s inexhaustible power and insight. “Wishing will never be a substitute for prayer” – Edwin Louis Cole.

Remember that prayers can’t be answered until they are prayed. “Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them (Mark 11:24 NKJV).
"A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel"
When we pray, we must simultaneously position ourselves to be willing to take action that God requires as answers to our prayer because “prayer is not monologue but dialogue; God’s voice in response to mine is its most essential part” (Andrew Murray).

The prayers a person lives on his feet are no less important than those he says on his knees.

"Practical prayer is harder on the sole of your shoes
Than on the knees of your trousers" ~ Osten O’Malley

The strongest action that you can take in any situation is to go to your knees and ask God for help. The highest purpose of faith or prayer is not to change your circumstances but to change you.

Pray to do the will of God in every situation. Nothing else is worth praying for. That you desire a dream car, a house, a job, pay increase and promotion, and business boom are good but not good enough to make heaven smile at you. But to do the Father's bidding and ask for anything according to His will gladdens Him.

"Do not have your concert and tune your instruments afterwards.
Begin the day with God" ~ James Hudson Taylor

The Scripture urges us to “rejoice always, pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). However, prayer may not change all things for you, but it sure changes you for all things.

Prayer is the stop that keeps you going; it's the force that keeps you soaring. So, whatsoever you may be going through - be it barrenness, joblessness, depression, heartbreak, hardship or lack, if God is your Father, please call home today.

*** Written by John Mason | Edited by Jacobs Adewale (Admin) ***

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Ask God Not Google!

Key Verse: ‘…in Him we live, and move, and have our being.’ (Acts 17:28)

George Washington Carver, an agricultural chemist who discovered three hundred uses for peanuts, shared these observations about God:

‘As a very small boy exploring the almost virgin woods of the old Carver place, I had the impression someone had just been there ahead of me. Things were so orderly, so clean, so harmoniously beautiful. A few years later in these same woods… I was practically overwhelmed with the sense of some great presence.

‘Not only had someone been there, someone was there… Years later when I read in the Scriptures, “…in Him we live, and move, and have our being,” I knew what the writer meant. Never since have I been without the consciousness of the Creator speaking to me… the out-doors have been to me more and more a great cathedral in which God could be continuously spoken to and heard from…

Man, who needed a purpose, a mission to keep him alive, had one. He could be… God’s co-worker… My purpose alone must be God’s purpose – to increase the welfare and happiness of His people… Why then, should we, who believe in Christ, be so surprised at what God can do with a willing man in a laboratory?’

In 1921, Carver spoke before the United States House of Representatives. The chairman asked, ‘Dr. Carver, how did you learn all these things?’ He answered, ‘From an old book.’ The chairman asked, ‘What book?’ Carver replied, ‘The Bible.’ The chairman inquired, ‘Does the Bible talk about peanuts?’ Carver replied, ‘No sir, but it tells about the God who made the peanuts. I asked Him to show me what to do with the peanuts and He did.’

Are you confused as to what to do with your life? Do you have a dream and can’t figure out how to make it come true? Or do you need a creative idea to succeed? If it’s solution you require to plunge into your breakthrough, ask God and not Google.

We are always prompt to search the internet for answers even for the minutest of issues that affect us. You will be surprised to see someone asking Google for ‘how to overcome anger’ or ‘ways to make money in recession’, etc. when Deuteronomy 8:18 says it all: ‘But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth…’

It is, however, not wrong to search the internet for insightful business ideas and learn productive strategies of successful people. But we must also remember that ‘A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven’ (John 3:27), and that ‘every good and perfect gift is from above…’ (James 1:17).

God is ever willing to grant us the desires of our hearts. We just have to ‘ask and it shall be given unto you… For everyone that asks receives… Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? ... if ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?’ (Matthew 7:7-11).

Let Google always play the second fiddle; ask God today and you shall by faith receive in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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#KD4C2016: Kneel Down For Christ 2016

It is with great joy and anticipation that we announce to you a world changing and life altering milestone event that will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016. "Kneel Down For Christ 2016" (#KD4C2016).

Kneel Down For Christ (#KD4C) is a worldwide outreach where young people around the world between the ages of 12-21 will kneel down as a united body and pray the Lord's Prayer and bring their friends to Christ!

On the morning of October 20th, youth from around the world will post their prayer circles on social media using the hash-tag #KD4C2016. It is our desire to create a fire storm for the Kingdom of God that has never been seen before.

Imagine your youth group joining other youth from around the world in unity, praying the Lord's Prayer! Imagine those same youth bringing their friends and loved ones to Christ! At a time when our youth are experiencing a society that has turned away from God, we have an opportunity to be a shining light in a dying world!

We humbly invite you to join God-fearing believers from all over the world in this exciting adventure that will literally bring the world to its knees. It is our firm belief that "Kneel Down For Christ" will transform an entire generation.

For more information on #KD4C2016, we invite you to view the following YouTube video: Kneel Down for Christ 2016 - Will You Be Our One in A Million? and prayerfully consider joining us and not letting this once in a lifetime opportunity pass you by.

If you are compelled to help change the world as we are then you can register your youth group for #KD4C2016 at Once you are on the site, you will see a button on the home screen that says "youth group" -- click this button to register your youth group.

You can also register your youth group by going to the “Resources” tab and choosing "Leader Resources" then choosing "Register Your Youth Group."  You will receive a detailed letter via email once you register providing additional information, and updates will be sent to you on a regular basis.

Thank you and God bless!

Warrior Arise! Ministries Leadership Team |

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