Just Pray

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Are you afraid to pray for fear of not saying the right things, of not sounding “churchy” enough? Famous pastor Charles Spurgeon once preached, “You do not need to have scholarship, training, talent, or wit for prayer. Ask, seek, knock — that is all.” . It’s unfortunate that some religions make prayer to be a lofty ambition. That flowery words and memorized Bible verses are what our Lord seeks from us. They couldn’t be farther from the truth. I once heard a woman describe her time with Jesus (in other words prayer time) as being with a friend. She talks with him throughout the day, thanking and complimenting for gifts of nature or other blessings. She shares her fears and her doubts. She asks for guidance. Ask, seek, knock. . Jesus, get this, guaranteed the door will be open. So the next time you see something wonderful speak out loud your praise of thankfulness. When you see someone struggling speak out loud a cry for help. When you feel alone, speak out loud for His Holy Spirit to fill you. . “Dear Father, thank you for whatever you bring my way today because I know you are with me at all times. Your strength and peace are inside me and surround me. I pray for your peace to descend on our world. I pray that those that don’t know you will seek you today. I choose to not go through today without you, Lord. Help me to see where my fears cause me to slip away from you. Pull me back tightly in your loving arms. Amen” . #ask #seek #knock #receive #god #love #prayer #jesus #holyspirit #charlesspurgeon #religion

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Searching for Peace

Being Fear-Less

Let’s Talk About Your Faith

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How much do you talk about Faith? I can honestly say that up until a few years ago I only talked about Faith, Jesus, God, etc during my once a week Bible Study group. It was safe. It was comfortable. Everyone there believed about the same. And my own faith showed what little time I put into it. . Today I had an amazing thing happen. I got a text from a friend asking me and my son in law about salvation. That prompted a great conversation with my SIL. He’s a man of strong faith. We spent about an hour looking up Bible verses and commentaries and discussing them. I then texted a summary of our discussion to my friend. We then talked back and forth about salvation. Later another friend and I picked up the same topic. All this led me to think more about my role and responsibilities as a Christian. . And here I am sharing all this with you. I have actively sought out friends that are open to faith conversations. That doesn’t mean they are all Christians. In the past, my conversations with women would’ve looked more like hens clucking. Now, my large circle has some pretty deep, meaningful discussions (peppered with a lot of laughs). . God doesn’t want watered down faith that’s been filtered by culture. He wants us to be “all in.” To do that we need to intentionally seek others who have open minds and hearts and want the best for us. . #openhearts #faith #jesus #salvation #love #heartmindsoul #god #friends

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God Has Not “Evolved” — He is the same today

You Are Unique