DAY 1 PRAYER & FASTING

DAY 1 PRAYER & FASTING

BE MORE…PRAYERFUL

“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” ~ Luke 18:1 KJV

From the time that we were old enough to repeat what we were told, our parents, grandparents, Sunday school teachers and/or daycare providers taught us to communicate with God. When we repeated words like “God is great; God is good” before we ate our meals and “Now I lay me down to sleep” before we went to bed, they were actually teaching us to pray; even if, at the time, we really didn’t understand what we were saying or doing. Many of us thought that prayer was something that could only be done at the side of the bed, while on our knees. However, as we have grown older and matured in the Lord, we now know that prayer can be done anywhere and at any time during the day. In the Bible we have read many accounts of how prayer changed people and/or situations, which was the result of God’s Word being spoken back to Him. Basically, praying Scripture gives you the same authority over Satan as when Christ prayed against him, making this method of prayer helpful in creating an intimate relationship with the Creator. So, in whatever situation you find yourself, whether you need healing, strength, wisdom, a financial blessing or a desire to simply pray for someone else, remember that God admonishes us to come boldly before the throne of grace.
Prayer is the best way to make your requests known unto the LORD. So, remember to Pray Until Something Happens! NO QUITING OF FAINTING.


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Word of the Day

OUR WORDS DETERMINE OUR DESTINY

Notice what Jesus said:  “I tell you that everyone will have to answer for all the careless things they have said. This will happen on the Day of Judgment.  Your words will be used to judge you. What you have said will show whether you are right or whether you are guilty.” Matthew 12:36-37

The words of our mouth have control over our lives, whether we like it or not, or whether we believe it or not. What comes out of our mouth will determine our future. As a rudder controls the direction of a ship, your tongue controls the direction of your life. God made man to be a steward not only over the earth but over his own mouth as well. We are our own prophets. What we say today impacts our tomorrow. Words have the power to change things for good or ill. The success and enduring influence of any systematic construction of truth, depends as much upon an exact vocabulary, as upon close and deep thinking itself. Indeed, unless the results to which the human mind arrives are plainly stated, and firmly fixed in an exact terminology, its thinking is to very little purpose in the end.

Job said “How forcible are right words!” (Job 6:25) Every single one of us can stop and think how good we have felt when someone has spoken words of love, encouragement, and Blessings to us. Words can cut right through you like a knife, and when those words are positive and constructive, they can have an incredible way of building up your own sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence.



Word of the Day

Your spirit is more powerful than your flesh.

1 John 4:4 says, The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. The Holy Spirit, who lives in you if you are born again, is greater than anything in the world, including your flesh. Therefore, you do not have to be controlled by your flesh and worldly lusts.
In Luke 10:19, Jesus says, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” This verse doesn’t mean that things won’t come against us, but it does mean that even when hard things come against us, God has given us the power to remain peaceful and joyful even in the midst of the difficult circumstances.
Remember that God “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).
The power God has given us is amazing; however, many Christians never activate that power in their own lives because they don’t really believe that God will personally work in them.
Remember that Jesus said, “it shall be done for you as you have believed” (Matthew 8:13). Therefore, dare to believe that God has given you the power to do awesome things for Him–things that you can only do because your spirit is more powerful than your flesh


Word of the Day

You stand tallest on your knees.

 
Prayer is powerful. In Matthew 7:7-8, Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” When a child asks his or her parents for something, they will usually do almost anything just to answer the child’s request. For example, if a baby starts crying for food, a good parent will drop everything in order to feed the little child. When you ask your parents for something, they will probably be quite eager to help you. The Bible says that God is our heavenly Father—the best possible father. So, how much more do you think God is looking to answer your prayers?
 
Therefore, if you need to hear from God, “ask and it will be given to you.” James 5:16 says that “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” Then, James gives an example of the power of prayer: “Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops” (James 5:17-18). That’s amazing power. But what gave Elijah such power? Prayer. It is no wonder that in Matthew 21:21, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.” Prayer is powerful. When you have unwavering faith in God, He will answer your prayers. That’s why you stand tallest on your knees.


Word of the Day

God loves you not because of what you do, but because of who He is.
 
God is love (1 John 4:8). God doesn’t have to pretend to love you; He can’t not love you, because He is love. In fact, the very actions of God exemplify what love is. The apostle John explains that this is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us (1 John 3:16). Only a few verses later, he further defines love: This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:9).
 
Notice that God’s love for you is independent of how you behave, who you are, or how you respond to that love. Romans 5:6-8 reminds us that God loves us regardless of where we are: You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
 
Jesus represents God’s love for us in what we now call the Parable of the Prodigal Son (see Luke 15:11-24). In that allegory, the father openly and lovingly receives his son even though the son had run away, squandered all of his money, and insulted the father. In the same way, God loves us unconditionally.
 
There is nothing you can do to get God to love you — He already does. There is nothing you can do to deserve God’s love, because, by sinning, you have turned your back on God and are fundamentally no different than the prodigal son. That parable is a clear reminder that God loves you not because of what you do, but because of who He is.G


Christmas Dinner & Talent Night 2018

Christmas Dinner & Talent Night 2018


WORD OF THE DAY

Are you giving the love you should give

If you don’t feel like you’re getting the love you should get, then maybe you should ask yourself if you’re giving the love you should give. Too often we look only at what other people are doing for us instead of what we are doing for them.

However, the Bible instructs us to look out for the needs of one another, to look for ways to serve others, and to walk in love with each other. In John 13:34-35, Jesus commands us to love: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love is so important, because every person needs love.

People in the world are hungry for love; they’re looking for a source of real, genuine love. Proverbs 19:22 tells us that What a man desires is unfailing love. We, as Christians, have an opportunity to give that love, which the world desperately desires. So instead of wondering why you’re not getting the love you should get, decide to give the love you should give.

 



WORD OF THE DAY

THREE RULES FOR LIVING

“For the Lord gives wisdom.” Pr 2:6 NKJV To succeed in life you must do these three things:

(1) Decide what’s important. The story’s told of a family who moved to the country to get away from the city. They decided to raise cattle so they bought a ranch. One day a friend visited them and asked what they’d named it. Dad said, “I wanted to call it The Flying-W, but Mom wanted to call it The Suzy-Q. One of our sons liked The Bar-J, but our daughter preferred The Lazy-Y. So we compromised and called it The Flying-W, Suzy-Q, Bar-J, Lazy-Y Ranch.” The friend asked, “How are your cattle doing?” Dad replied, “We don’t have any. They didn’t survive the branding.” Come on—decide what’s important to you!

(2) Prioritize your time. Too many of us are like the store owner who got so busy trying to keep the place clean that he forgot to open the front door. The reason you’re in business is to serve customers and make a profit, not get distracted by secondary things. Base your life’s decisions on your priorities. And if you need help figuring out what they are, ask God: “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

(3) Learn to motivate yourself. Most times, nobody else will. When tragedy struck his life, we read: “David encouraged himself in the Lord” (1Sa 30:6). You need to learn how to do that too. Jude writes: “Building up yourselves…praying in the Holy Ghost” (Jude v. 20). To succeed in life you must learn to encourage yourself, pray and build yourself up.

 



Word of the Day

I am still Standing even when everything around me has crumbled.

24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25




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