The Moon / Thoughts on being a Christian

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With all the sleepless nights I have had, I have spent many nights looking up into the night sky praying to God and thinking of many things. One thought that I have had is the comparison to the light reflected from the moon and Christians. The moon is not the source of light. It reflects the light of the sun. It has many phases from full to not visible, and it can even eclipse the sun. We who have received Jesus as our Lord and Savior are called Christians. We are not the source of light, Jesus is The Light. His light shines through us. Some of us shine like a full moon, and others are like the different phases of the moon.

His light can shine through us in the darkest of night or even during the day.

Then there are people and things in this world that try to eclipse His Light. God created the sun and the moon and all the stars in the sky. The moon does not think or have choices in where it will be in the sky, but we do. We make choices every day. We decide if we go to work, go to school, go shopping, sleep in, etc… We choose to repent and follow Jesus. We choose to love or hate. We make so many choices, and our choices can reflect His light if our actions and choices reflect His love. We can be a vessel filled with His Love and Light giving to others what He has given to us.

{Powerful Bible Prayers! Topic!}

Quiet Place With Jesus


JESUS POWERFUL LOVE FOR HIS
CHILDREN!

JESUS SAYS TO PETER: LUKE 22:32}

32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

JESUS OUR KING!: HEBREWS 5:7-10}

7 Who in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared;

8 Though He were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which He suffered;

9 And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him;

10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

MATTHEW 14:23:And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come…

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Call To Prayer / Praying for peace, when you cannot find it.

Call To Prayer / Praying for peace, when you cannot find it.

In the world today the subject of peace seems to be a foreign concept, that people cry out for, but fight against. Riots and violent protests, are happening so frequently, and at the same time these protests seem to be anything closely related to peaceful. I live in a rural community and protests even made it to a local town square. A group of bikers, stood guard and kept violence from breaking out, without interfering with the protests. A local church even prayed with some of the protestors. A small business was even threatened by ANTIFA. Thankfully do to community protection no harm came to the business owner. Who had been confused why she had been targeted. You will hear at some of these protests people yelling, ‘No justice, no peace’. Our land is filled with hatred and violence. Too many seem to care only for themselves, and do not care if anyone gets hurt. They make demands, but give nothing in return. It is like our nation is being held hostage by fear and hate. Peace seems to not exist here.

Psalm 35:20 For they do not speak peace, but they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.

Jeremiah 8:11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Romans 3:17 And the path of peace they have not known.”

Only in Christ Jesus will we find true peace. The Ho;y Spirit is our Comforter and our Helper. We need to repent and return to God as a nation, so that He can heal and bring peace to this land and its people. Let us pray together for the Peace of our Lord Jesus to flow through out our nation.

John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 4:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Let the love and peace of God flow freely from us all.

PRAY FOR PEACE WITHOUT CEASING!

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 32 – Fearless

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 32 – Fearless

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Hello, faithful prayer warriors! I’m so glad you joined me today. I am so proud of you. You are seeking the face of the Lord. Draw near to him. He loves you. He is proud of you. He will work in you and deliver you from evil. He will make his word known to you.

I want to give you some extra tips on fasting in this blog. I have been researching some ways to do a more extensive liquid fast. This week is the beginning of the high holy fall festivals of the Lord. The 18th is the feast of trumpets. Also, this week, the United States is signing the peace accord with Israel and the UAE. The Lord has laid it on my heart to approach this time with extra devotion.

I have sought the Lord on what he…

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Call To Prayer / Is It The Least We Can Do?

Call To Prayer / Is It The Least We Can Do?

Many times in the past has my body been laid up because of injury. I finally learned that just because I could not move and do normal daily activities, there was one thing I could still do, and that was pray. It may seem like it is not much, especially to someone who has little to nothing that they can do. Think about the parable of the widow and the two mites.

Luke 21:1-4 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites.So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”

There were those who judged her, but Jesus sees that she has given all she had. Prayer is important, and right now I have been reminded that my body has it’s current limitations, and I am not able to to the simplest chores and even having difficulty feeding myself, but I can pray. I am not to think less of myself because I cannot labor in the physical, but in the spirit I can do all. Praying not just for my own needs, but for others through out the world and all of the needs of the people in this world.

Now for those who can do more than pray, I pray that you do all that you can, but please do not look down on those who have only prayer to give.

The Beautiful Meaning and Story of “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”

From The Darkness Into The Light

“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8 NIV)

Brimming with influence from Psalm 4, “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” is a popular prayer that has been passed down for generations. Although it’s experienced various changes and additions, the prayer reminds us of our humble state in the world. The Lord is the keeper of our souls. God is the Author of every minute we breathe on this earth.

This popular prayer reminds us to “pray continually,” trusting our souls and our lives into the hands of our Good Father as we sleep each night.

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What Other Versions of This Prayer Exist?

The version of this prayer most of us are familiar with reads:

“Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the…

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Intercessor For America

From The Darkness Into The Light

Intercessors for America
News we Need to Pray About
PRAY IN AGREEMENT WITH THIS POWERFUL PRAYER FOR PRESIDENT …
Father, we ask for unity in the Church in America. Thank you for these men coming together …
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ANSWERED PRAYER: COURT RULES UNIVERSITY CAN’T KEEP STUDENT …
Thank you Lord, for this judicial decision, reflecting biblical values and the guarantees of the U.S. …
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MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND ESCAPES ABORTION CHARGE …
Heavenly Father, we ask You to restore our laws to protect life and to work in the …
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COULD THERE BE A LEGAL LOOPHOLE TO ALLOW FUNDING …
Pray for our leaders to work together to secure our borders and the fundamental privileges of U.…
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Have you prayed for Chris Coons?
Senator

I Prayed
Your Prayers at Work
PRAY FOR THE WATCHMEN!

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Prayer Of Surrender

Pure Glory

by Hazel Straub

Daddy God, holy is your name. I give you all the glory, Daddy God. You are so good and your mercy endures forever. Great is your faithfulness.  I yield and surrender my will, for your will, today. Turning from pride arrogance and idle words and humble myself before you. I ask for and receive your abundant grace, for this day.

Daddy God, I’m desperate for more of you, in all areas of my life. I put everything, on the altar, for you, no longer giving tokens but give all to you. I let go of all the hurts, pain and offenses, of the past. My heart (mind, will and emotions) are yours. All my enemies I bless. I trust you and know you love and care for me. My focus is on you and your Son Jesus and his precious blood and Holy Spirit.

More of you…

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Praying the Names of God – September 22

From The Darkness Into The Light

From Praying the Names of Jesus Week Fifteen, Day Two

The Name
For at least part of their history, the Hebrews were a nomadic people who wandered from place to place seeking pasture for their herds of sheep, goats, and cattle. To sustain their livelihood, it was vital for shepherds to keep their animals from straying, protect them from thieves and wild animals, and provide them with plentiful pastures. In the ancient Near East and in Israel itself, “shepherd” eventually became a metaphor for kings. The Hebrew Scriptures speak of God as the Shepherd of his people and apply this image to religious leaders as well. The New Testament presents Jesus as the Good Shepherd, who protects the lives of his sheep by forfeiting his own life. When you pray to the Lord your Shepherd, you are praying to the One who watches over you day and night, feeding you…

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Running From the Character of God & Offended By His Nature

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Today’s selected reading is found in the Old Testament prophetic book of Obadiah which he saw concerning Edom, as well as the Old Testament prophetic book of Jonah which describes a prophet who was instructed of the LORD to journey unto Nineveh—the capital city of the Assyrian Empire—and prophesy judgment upon it. WE HAVE HEARD A RUMOUR FROM THE LORD! AN AMBASSADOR IS SENT AMONG THE HEATHEN! ARISE YE, AND LET US RISE UP AGAINATS HER IN BATTLE! BEHOLD, I HAVE MADE THEE SMALL AMONG THE HEATHEN! THOU ART GREATLY DESPISED! THE PRIDE OF THINE HEART HATH DECEIVED THEE! THOU THAT DWELLEST IN THE CLEFTS OF THE ROCK, WHOSE HABITATION IS HIGH; THAT SAITH IN HIS HEART, WHO SHALL BRING ME DOWN TO THE GROUND? THOUGH THOU EXALT THYSELF AS THE EAGLE, AND THOUGH THOU OSET THY NEST AMONG THE STARS, THENCE WILL I BRING THEE DOWN, SAITH THE LORD!…

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