It has now been seven years since I started this blog. How quickly time goes by! We are many members but we are one in the body of Christ. Therefore you do not journey alone! Hopefully through this site you will be encouraged by the fact that many things you are going through in your own walk, others are going through (or have gone through) as well. Sometimes we think we are "going through things alone." But we are not. God said that "He would Never Leave Nor Forsake Us." (Hebrews 13:5) and that "There is Nothing New Under The Sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9). No man is an island. It's easy to forget that. May the words in this blog help you to think, encourage you in whatever spiritual state you are in and may the Lord use them to help us to grow in Him! He is the Author and Finisher of our faith!

I don’t want any readers to think that I am “promoting” being a prodigal. I definitely am not. But what I am hoping to do – is to encourage those of us who either have had or are currently experiencing a hard time in our walk to be honest about it. Personal conviction is a powerful thing, especially if you truly love the Lord. I think that sometimes the Body of Christ critiques and judges to the point where the person who is at the other end of that pointing finger feels ostracized, alienated and alone. I don't think that that is what Jesus intended. When I read through my Bible - I see a firm yet gentle restoration that Jesus ministered to those around Him. Look at John 21:15-19. When Peter who was at an all time low point in his walk - he was firmly, yet lovingly restored by Jesus. He didn't tear him down, or yell or make him feel any worse then he already did. He spoke to him lovingly and gently - and in doing so, Peter was able to repent and minister in a much more powerful, humble and confident way and it became one of the largest ministries ever.

Please note that I am only a vessel, my calling - to write. I dedicate this blog to the Lord and ask that He use it to reach out and touch whoever needs a special, loving, personal touch from Him. My hope is that the Holy Spirit allows you to see Him through the words (and not me). We go through things so that we can extend our right hand of fellowship behind us to assist and help someone else. Our Bible is the same today, as it was yesterday as it will be tomorrow. (I am far from perfect and do not profess to have all the answers...) but the good news is - Our Heavenly Father does! His love, forgiveness, grace and mercy is real!Nothing you are experiencing in your walk comes as a surprise to Him! May He be glorified through this blog and may God bless you at whatever stage in your walk you are in!~

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September 3, 2015

"Please God..." Prayers

It has been a while since I’ve last written a post… There are times when writers TRULY DO get writer’s block, the last month has been such a one for me, it happens.  But there is one sentiment that I have noticed I’ve been saying quite a lot of this summer.  That saying is:

“Please God…” 
That’s it – simply put… “Please God…”

I have come to call it, “Please God” prayers… It is when you are going through something so heartfelt, profound or difficult that the only words that come to mind are those two… “Please God.”  It’s strange because I find myself uttering it quite a lot lately.  Situations in life comes in waves and usually at times when you least expect it.  Some events can knock us to our knees and while we feel the emotions deeply there are times when we are without words.  When I can’t find any other words to describe how I’m feeling – those two little words say it all.  Very similar to the “Abba Father” that you find in the Bible.
“Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark 14:36)


The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba,Father.” (Romans 8:15)


Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” (Gal 4:6)

You see, “Please God” prayers are cries out to the Father for His assistance.  The beautiful thing about our Father, is that it says He knows our thoughts before we even think them:

“You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.” (Psalms 139:2)

Which for me, is a wonderful thing and where “Please God!” prayers come in handy, because there are times when I just can’t sort what I’m feeling out or find the words to express them. How wonderful that He can decipher all the meaning and need behind the “Please God” cry.  He knows, He gets it, He understands and most of all He cares.
You don’t have to come up with elaborate prayers to impress God.  He knows you!  He created you!  He knows your situation! He knows what you’re feeling!  He simply wants you to feel free to come to Him.  Lay whatever it is you are going through at the foot of the cross and know that it is for THIS reason that Jesus died for you. Trust that He can take care of it - whatever it is, it is not too much for Him.  It’s all about having a relationship with Him. 
If all you can do is cry out “Please God” it pleases your God to be there for you.  Because He is.

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