The Power Of Prayer

In today’s powerful world that we live in, there’s so much power right at out fingertips.

And most of us can’t even explain what happens when we flip on the light switch. We can see the natural power of Niagara Falls, and we’ve heard about the great dams out West.

We even sometimes wonder how electricity goes out, and the lights in big cities. This is electric power.

I often look at the airports and wonder how the jet engines life off such a pile of metal, and it really flies. And at Cape Kennedy there’s the scape program at the space shuttles and the powers of natural, and man made things, goes on Prayer.

And there’s a power right at Christian’s fingertips, and it’s called the Power of Praye.

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done. ( John 15:7)

If you shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:14)

But we as Christians don’t really realize the profit that’s at our fingertips. This power that we have, just simply by asking.

Of course, we must have a clean heart and a pure life behind this prayer, and not to mention a surrendered will. Meaning we have surrender it to God. Not our will but his.

We have to make sure this request is according to God’s will, and Our prayer must be asked in the name of Jesus, and it must be for God’s Glory.

We cannot ask bad or evil things in Jesus name. God doesn’t want anything bad to happen to his people. And we are ALL his people. Whether we like them or not.

We all already know that Jesus Christ set the example for us to follow.

We cannot want God out of the picture and then ask Him to answer our prayers.

So if every Christian wants to be like Christ. Them we all have to pray without ceasing. I say a prayer under my breath when I’m out in town, or when have an appointment with someone. ”Father I ask that this appointment will go in my favor.”

When good things happen during your day. Silently or when to get where your going. Thank Him when you miss a car accident that was a close call. Thank Him for the extra money you found in your pocket at the point when you needed it desperately. Things like that.

Jesus taught His disciples to part.

His favorite place to pray was probably the Garden of Gethsemane under the old olive trees.

He always prayed for others. And He prayed that His works, and His word, would glorify His Heavenly Father.

Even on the Cross, bleeding His life away, His prayer was for others.

There was a little girl and her mom said; you didn’t say your prayers tonight, the little girl said, we momi didn’t need anything.

This is just like us, we need to be praying to God whether we need anything or not. We should always be thinking Him for getting up in the morning, and for allowing us to breathe another day. Give Him thanks for everything He does.. And ill guarantee that His does plenty for you to be thankful for.

Jesus prayed for Him enemies as we,, as His friends.

All along He was praying for His disciples and those who followed Him and those who follow Him now.

When Jesus was on the cross. He was suffering all the agonies of Hell, not to mention suffering for your sins and mine.

But did He curse those that hung Him there?

No He prayed for them as well.

In Ezekiel 1:49 Jesus says; if me people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Would if we all did what it says in Ezekiel 16;49 and could humble ourselves. I wonder what America would be like now.

Father have Mercy on America and Heal our land.

God Has Give Us Power And Authority

You are a person of power and authority because you belong to Jesus!

I pray that the eyes of your understanding may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His Glorious Inheritance in His Holy People, and his incomparably great power to us who believe. That power to us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. (Ephesians 1:18-22.)

I try to imagine the Apostle Paul write in frustration as the Holy Spirit as He was using him to to write these words to the church. I can picture him agonizing and saying “Don’t you get it? You are not a destitute people, you are a people of great power and authority. I want God to open your spiritual eyes and your spiritual understanding the power of God that is at work on behalf of God’s children. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is the same power that is at work in your life as a child of God. There is no name and no authority higher than Jesus. Everything has been placed under the feet of Jesus for your benefit.

You must Never see yourself as a destitute person. You are a person of power and authority. Because you live and move and you have you’re being in Jesus, the power that raised Jesus from the dead in mighty at work on your behalf.

In Luke 10:19, Jesus gives us the assurance that He has given us the power to overcome all the power of the enemy and nothing shall harm us. In Matthew 18, Jesus says “Whatever we bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever we lose on earth will be loved in heaven. And if two of us agree on anything that we ask of Him on this earth, it will be done for us in Heaven where two or more are gathered together in Him name, there

The question is: Do we really believe that we have that much power as children of God?

The last thing Satan wants is for us to know and operate in the power we have as children of God. He does not want up to use the power we have through Christ to demolish his works and walk in victory.

Why do you think right now, Satan is trying to shut down church’s and keeping anything good and true off social media. It is time to start functioning in the power and authority you have as a child of God.

This is what God desires for us, He tells us in Isaiah 53:1-2

Awake Awake, Zion clothe yourself with strength. Put on you garments of splendor, America is a holy land. The defiled will not enter you again.

Shake of the dust; rise up. Free yourselves from the chains on your neck. Son and daughter of Zion, now captive.

The message is clear. We must arise and function in the power and authority we have as Gods children. The enemy must no longer do as he pleases in any area of our lives. We are a people of power and authority. We can demolish every incursion of the enemy into any area of our lives.

Break every chain the enemy has placed around you. Break the chain of martial problems, break the chain of addiction, break the chain of poverty, break the chain of unbelief and disobedience to the world of

Break the chain of hindrances to you blessings. Break every chain you have the authority in Jesus Name.

Stop Proving Yourself To Everyone Else

You are Good enough, Smart enough, Fine enough, and Strong enough. You don’t need other people to validate you; you are already valuable.

Sometimes we try to show the world we are flawless in hopes that we will be liked and accepted by everyone, but we can’t please everyone and we shouldn’t even try. This is a lesson I finally have been taught.

The beauty of us lies in our vulnerability, our complex emotions, and our authentic imperfections. We hen we embrace who we are and decide to be authentic, instead of who we think others wants us to be, we open ourselves up to real relationships, real happiness, and real success.

There is no need to put on a mask. There is no need to pretend to be someone you’re not. You have nothing to prove to anyone else,

The people worth impressing just you to be yourself.

It’s better to be loathed for who you are than to be loved for who you’re not. The only relationships that work well in the long run are the ones that make you a better person without changing you into someone other than yourself, and without preventing you from outgrowing the person you used to be.

Ignore the comparisons and expectations knocking at your door. The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. Prove yourself to yourself, not others. The right people for you will love you for doing so, and they will appreciate all the things about you that the wrong person are intimidated by. Don’t change so people will like you, be patient, keep being your amazing self, and pretty soon the right people will love the real you.

I started thinking about this last night, when my Mother-in-law called last night. She wanted to know how we were doing, but then the conversation ended in our political differences. She told me to read the facts, I said I’d had. “Yes, I had a preference who I wanted in Government,” everyone does. I only want for “Justice to Prevail,” if we all want the truth to come out. The bottomline is we have to pray and have hope that it will. Good always triumphs over Evil. We don’t have to prove to someone who we are, when we should all want the same thing.

No one else really knows what’s best for you.

Don’t lose yourself in your search for acceptance by others. Walk your path confidently and don’t expect anyone else to understand your journey, especially if they have not been exactly where you are going. You have to take the steps that are right for you; no one else walks in your shoes.

Let others take you as you are, or not at all. Speak your truth even if your voice shakes. Being true to yourself, you put something breathtaking into the world that was not there before. You are stunning when your passion and strength shines through as you follow your own path- when you aren’t distracted by the opinions of others. You are powerful when you let your mistakes educate you, and your confidence builds you firsthand experience- when you know you can fall down, pitch yourself up, and move forward without asking for anyone else’s permission.

You are the only person who can change your life

In every situation you have been in, in positive or negative, the one common thread is you. It is your responsibility, and yours alone, and regardless of what has happened up to this point in your life, you are capable of making choices to change your situation, or accept the way you think about it. Don’t let the opinions of others interfere with this prevailing reality.

What you’re capable of achieving is not a function of what other people think is possible for you. What you’re capable of achieving depends entirely on what you choose to do with your energy. So stop worrying about what everyone else thinks. Just keep living your truth. The only people that will fault you for doing so are those who want you live a lie.

How To Treat People, Not As Bad As They Are, But As Good As You Are

Learn to treat people, not as bad as they are, but as good as you are. And in doing so you might become the first person in these people’s lives who treated them with love, dignity and respect each Human Being deserves to be treated.

It really does not matter what other people say and do. All that matters is what you yourself, say and do.

That’s all that truly matters.

I will share with you a list of things that are meant to inspire and empower you to treat people as good as you are.

Treat People With Love.

Don’t Fight People

Don’t resist them when you resist not only does it persist, but it grows in size.

I know we are living in a crazy time right now. This is not advice if you are being attacked or threatened. But, in everyday circumstances.

Just offer them love, have you even seen someone at the store and they are acting in a way that you find annoying. Many would say something under their breath. Would if you asked them how they were doing or just said hello.

That act of kindness may be the only act of love they will ever experience.

Treat people with dignity and respect

Be an example for others. Treat everyone with the dignity and respect each human being deserves to be treated, even if those people behave nothing like a human being. Never respond to darkness with more darkness.

Never go down to their level

There are people who will try very hard to pull you down to their level and have you dwell in the same misery they are in.

To many that sounds tempting to share in a pity party. It may make you feel better for a minute but, don’t accept their invitation. You should never go down to their level, that is a very dangerous place to begin.

Treat people with kindness

Be kind to people without expecting them to be kind in return.

Through you kind words and behaviors let them feel what it truly means to be and act like a human being.

Help them feel loved.

Help them feel seen.

Help them feel safe.

Help them feel human.

Acknowledge their pain

We pass by one another every single day, we no longer see each other. And it’s worse when we have to wear a mask that covers your face. We no longer see one another as human beings who are worthy of receiving each other’s presence, and affection.

This has created a deep wound in all of us.

And while some of us are better at dealing and at healing this wound, there are people in this world who are in terrible pain. There are people who don’t know how to handle the pain and loneliness that comes from feeling unworthy, and from not being seen.

And the person sitting in front of you might be one of those people.

Today at the grocery store I was helping a man take his groceries to his vehicle and as I was bringing the cart back into the store this lady slammed the door right in my face. She didn’t see me behind her but as she looked at me when I entered right after her. She just glared at me. I said “hello how are you.” There was no response. We need to stop treating people that way.

Show genuine interest in them

Be fully present

Show people that you truly care.

Ask questions like “How are you?”

Become genuinely interested in what’s going on in their troubled minds and tormented hearts. And where possible, help them realize that the enemy isn’t out there but rather in them.

Hold your tongue

If the bad people in your life are not in a place where they can hear what you have to say, it is crucial that you hold your tongue and slowly walk away.

Don’t get caught up in their madness.

Offer them a silent blessing

The majority of people have no idea the harm they are doing, to themselves and the whole world by behaving the way they do. They are clueless, but we know better, and we can do much better. Offer the a silent blessing and let them be.

Silently thank them for the lesson

What is a good man but a bad mans teacher? What is a bad man but a good mans job? If you don’t understand this, you will get lost, however intelligent you are. It is the great secret. (Lao Tzo)

The truth of the matter is that we live in a world of duality, a world where, in order for the good to exist the bad have to be present also.

Even though we might not realize this now, we all need each other to continue our journeys- the good people need bad people, and the bad people need the good people- it’s all for the greatest good of all.

This is the great secret.

Forgive them

Life is a great lesson in forgiveness.

The more we forgive,the more we can love. And the more we can love the more we can forgive.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

What you do always has a stronger impact on what you say.

So many times people will say one thing and then do another.

I’m sure many of us have heard the quote: ”put your money where your mouth is.” people are more likely to believe what you do rather than what you say.

I’ve had a few relationships where I’ve bought into the fact that could believe what they said because I cared for them to much. I’m sure it’s very common and it’s a good way to get hurt.

It is much easier to lie with your words than with your actions because what you do more strongly correlates with what you want and what you believe. You can say anything without believing strongly in it.

It’s an important axiom for parents who much remember that they lead by example. Children are more prone to feel allowed if the parent tells them not to do it.

People believe what you do more than what you say.

The proverb is more than 100 years old. Some of the first expression of it is found in the Bible. Including the verse of John stresses that saying you love someone is not the same as doing things for them

My little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth- John 3:18

In the 1500s the French writer Michel de Montaigne said: saying is one thing and doing is another.

An Englishman J. Pym once said:

A word spoken in season is like an Apple of Gold set in pictures of Silver, and actions are more precious than words.

In modern-day, this phrase is used to get people’s actions to line up with their words.

For example, consider this dialogue between a father and his child,

Child: I promise I’ll be on times for dinner, and ill di my homework as soon as I get it.

Father: Well, that sounds great, but actions speak louder than words. I’ll believe it when I see it.

As I spoke of relationships before, it is a common warning when he/she says they love you but don’t back it with their actions.

The proverb actions speak louder than words reminds us that what we do has more significance than what we say.

Is It Important To Be YourSelf?

From early in life, we might think we need to pretend to be a certain way in order to be accepted.

Here’s an example: from early on, I was taught to be someone other than who I was, I couldn’t talk, or even be in a room where people were. I was taught from a very young age that who I was wasn’t acceptable. I had to pretend to be someone I was not.

A lack of authenticity can make it hard to create fulfilling, intimate relationships.

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken

Oscar Wilde

In a world where we are told we can be anything we want to be, we can not be anyone that we want to be. You can be a writer, an artist. Or a Soldier but you have no choice but to be yourself. You cannot pretend to become someone your not.

I’ve tried pretending to be someone else, it’s very stressful, tiring, and ultimately impossible to do it forever. I am one of the people who tried and failed. And if you succeed in pretending someone your not, you will have no happiness in your life.

I come across people making their way through life by pretending. Maybe it’s easier to convince themselves they feel good about what they are not instead of being you they really are.

Contentment doesn’t require action so by convincing yourself you are happy even when your not you can avoid making difficult decisions. We don’t have to swallow our pride and ask for help because no matter what happens it’s okay with you. Pretending everything is fine means not having to contend with your fears and the disapproval from your loved ones. Pretending is costly because we may be giving away our peace of mind.

Why is it difficult to be ourselves?

From the time we were young, we have been taught that we are not enough as we are. People would not accept us the way we are. They wanted to make us think, look, and behave in different ways. It is a fundamental human desire for a connection and social relationships because we are, at our close, relational beings. Many of us choose to compromise, afraid that we would otherwise be left alone, isolated and helpless.

So we had to find ways to convince those around us that we are worth their friendship and act in certain ways to please others, in other words, we had to pretend. We have learned to cover ourselves with the veil of pretense. Behind the mask lies a deep-rooted fear; the fear to express yourself and reveal to others who you truly are.

Our lives do not feel very satisfactory because well, it not our life. It’s based on a fake version of us.

One of these days you are going to ask yourself whether you are truly happy. The truth is something inside of you already knows the answer.

Exposing your true self and fully embracing your deepest desires, and facing your fears requires a huge amount of courage. Many people have been trying to please others for such a low time they have forgotten who they are and what is truly important to them. Maybe even forgetting how to express yourselves.

The importance of authenticity in relationships

In thinking about your own life. Are your relationships genuine? Do you feel confident! Do you feel secure? Are you relaxed? For a significant amount of people, the answer will be no. You may pretend because you don’t feel enough as we are. Even if you don’t appreciate yourself, how can you expect others to appreciate you? If you’re pretending your relationships can become shallow and empty. There is no sincere communication in relationships built around pretending.

So how do we stop pretending?

Don’t imitate, everyone is different and so, to copy another person’s way of life simply means you are suppressing who you really are.

Speak the truth, be honest with yourself and with those you come in contact with. When a lie is told it causes anxiety because it must be covered up by another lie and so forth. Being honest is the best way to be at peace with yourself and others.

Find peace in being alone. It is better to be alone and confident I who you are, than to be in the company of others by lying out of fear. Once you have overridden the fear of being alone, you will be able to let go of the need for social approval. This will allow you to build genuine relationships.

Do what you love, no matter what others expect from you, try not to compromise your way of life. Whatever you enjoy doing, keep on doing it.

Beauty in your life- change your thoughts for a positive outlook