Daily Archives: January 9, 2016

“The BATTLE PLAN for PRAYER”

by Stephen and Alex Kendrick is an AMAZING book, folks.  PRAYER IS POWERFUL!!!  BELIEVE IT!!!  And…”JUST DO IT”!!!  YOUR way…is the RIGHT way.  FOR NOW.  Join the crowd, it takes awhile to get GOOD at praying to our Almighty Father.  I must admit that I have NOT felt very confident when it comes to my praying habits and/or techniques.  But, the MORE I pray the BETTER I pray.  And I just read an important chapter in this GREAT book, “The BATTLE PLAN for PRAYER,” earlier today…

Chapter 6, “WHAT:  TYPES OF PRAYER” utilizes  the acronym,  “ACTS” to guide praying strategies as follows:

A = Adoration (offer praise to God)

C = Confession  (confess and repent for your sins)

T = Thanksgiving (acknowledge and thank God for your blessings)

S = Supplication  (ask for specific blessings for yourself or teammates)

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  So now, I simply follow A.C.T.S. when I pray.  Thanks Stephen and Alex.  My prayer life has, DEFINITELY, experienced a major GROWTH SPURT!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

BEING “SLOW”…

ISN’T SUCH A BAD THING, AFTER ALL!!!  I may NOT be moving along as quickly as I’d like, BUT…”THANK YOU, JESUS!!!”  I am moving forward.  IN THE “RIGHT” DIRECTION!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

BAM!!!  I have been growing more and more dissatisfied lately as I have somehow expected my earthly teammates to “HELP” me get to where I’m going.  Perhaps I’ve even been a bit angry that they are NOT doing more “FOR” me.  :/    Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

LOOK TO GOD, JILL. AND ENJOY YOUR RIDE!!!  PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE, folks!!!  Yep, I’m still  “TURTLE SLOW…BUT TURTLE STEADY” @numberoneteam.net.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

“LORD, I NEED YOU”

BAM!!!  This song has been on my mind lately.  I have been humming it and softly singing, “Oh, God how I need You” with the added urgency of “NOW” to stress my current “NEEDINESS”.

Hhhmmm…2 things just popped into my mind, folks:  1.)  I have ALWAYS been “NEEDY”…for love and affection.  Looking for “LOVE” in ALL the wrong places.  🙁  ALWAYS needing a boy/man in my life to give me that…???…???…??? “SOMETHING” I knew was missing within myself.  LOVE.  Well, I have finally found Him.  GOD/LOVE.  LIFE…IS GOOD.  GOD…IS GREAT.

2.) I am NOT always aware of how I need God…every hour.  Every minute.  Every second.  As evidenced by my recent distress during “DIFFICULT” situations with an acute awareness that my negative thoughts and feelings were weighing me down.  Making me feel so very “UGLY”…inside.  Stressed.  Angry.  Judgmental.  Envious.  “OH GOD, HOW I NEED YOU NOW!!!” 

Below, please find Matt Maher’s lyrics of this very special song, “Lord, I Need You”.  WHEW!!!  I’ve got chills, folks…

“Lord, I come.  I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You’re the One that guides my heart

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every  hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need you

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Lord I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus, You’re my hope and stay

Lord I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

You’re my one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You”

AMEN AND AMEN.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.