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God’s family Prays, by Karen Rowe March 28, 2014
Posted on March 28, 2014By Karen RoweBrowse FGGAM, Hope in Today, Inspiration, Top Inspirational Posts
One day Jesus was praying in a “Certain Place” and then, he taught us to pray the most powerful prayer that covers all our needs we can ever have in this world!
JESUS prayed in a certain place –Knowing the Bible and the character of God -perhaps up on a hill; or down in the heart with those who mourned, but Never in a ditch!
3 DITCHES TO STAY OUT OF: THE DITCH OF DIS -HONESTY … DIS – RESPECT … DIS – OBEDIENCE.
God’s family prays! Who is God’s family? The answer is found in Scripture:
Matthew 12:46-50 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus’ Mother and Brothers
46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”
48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
God’s Family is We, who believe in God’s testimony about His Son –who believe in God’s Truth, God’s Way and God’s Life through His Son Jesus, Whom is the Christ the Son of the Living God!
Why do we pray? We pray for many reasons as prayer is direct communication with God; and one reason is that we pray for times in trouble! Troubles? –It sounds like we need powerful and effective prayers!
So what does the Bible say about how to pray?
James 5:16 New International Version (NIV)
16 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.
Okay, but what about the times we really don’t want to admit to our self –or God; much less to others that we have hidden sins in our heart? Well, do you want to hold bad thoughts captive –or set them free from you?
The Bible tells us something the Holy Spirit also reminded me a few years ago:
James 3:14 NIV
But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
God encourages us to search our heart to know his perspective about all things –IN ORDER to understand what it means to pick up our cross and follow Jesus!
How do you ask God to search your heart? By joining God when you ask Him to look into your heart and reveal to you what you don’t even know or see!
The Lord’s Prayer –Is a POWERFUL Prayer, which is calling on God to help us; as we acknowledge who God IS! And, if you believe; and if you call God –remember to Speak and Listen! Don’t be so quick to get off “the phone” call!
Matthew 6:9-13 King James Version (KJV)
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Here’s a powerful thing to know: In your day of trouble, it will directly involve: envy and selfish ambition in some form or another, (to overcome), but remember …
THE WAY OUT of the TROUBLE is the TRUTH (do not deny the Truth)!
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
3 Ditches to stay out of: the ditch of Dis -honesty … Dis – respect … Dis – Obedience.
A personal message from my personal public journal today!
I love this message through this morning’s struggle … teaching responsibility with my son … NOTICE with … I learn too and I think that is just so awesome of God to teach us the how’s to walk blessed together!
I really believe and personally strive to honor God that … in every message of the Lord that we share … it should always begin with I am learning as God speaks.
So on the road, I discover a really cool hidden truth:
We can be dishonest with our self … trying to hide the truth from God…about things we really don’t want to admit; BUT God already knows!
God teaches us: “Do NOT DENY THE TRUTH” for our blessings to pour over us … as we grow and learn in the LORD JESUS CHRIST!
I am not perfect, but GOD IS!
I Sure hope this is a blessing to someone out there…because God loves you enuff to teach you … as much as God loves me enuff to teach me!
God loves you!
Have a great day friends!
Love in Christ, Karen
Lastly, A personal encouragement from me to you!
Today is a Good … GOOD day! I am still tired but not so MUCH!!!
I can finally see some of what God already knew! Holding tight to Jesus is a strong position in life!
And when we find our self over whelmed … Head on through that storm WITH God!
And notice all the waves you actually were walking on “The Water”!
This is my praise to God!
Exclaimer: This is intentional to encourage you in your personal walk with Jesus ♡
LOVE in CHRIST, Karen
Just a heart walking in Hope in Today Ministries♡
Well, that is all that was on my heart to share with you on this day! I hope you will continue to join me –as together we will grow and mature in our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ! Because it is God who is doing the work!
Love in Christ,
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