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A Call to Prayer

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I know recently I have been focusing on the topic of prayer. That is because I feel so strongly that believers need to get on their knees and pray. Now is the time to start using the greatest weapon in our Christian arsenal to fight and defeat Satan. We need to come together as true believers to stop Satan from taking over the church before it is too late. I know that often churches struggle with bringing in new members to help their church grow. They see the church next door growing, but they don't understand why people will not come to their church. That is when the church needs to come together in prayer to have the Lord help them. If we are true Christians then prayer will come easy. We will be able to fall to our knees and pray with conviction. Then we will be able to take a step back and let God take control. On the other hand, if we are not a true Christian than prayer is not easy. You will want to deal with the problem on your terms. Then when things blow up in your

Prayer is Powerful

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Recently I have been dealing with a few issues that have been getting me down. I was frustrated with how to deal with what I was going through. Something inside me said that I needed to go to my knees in prayer. So that is what I did. Since then I have been seeing change happen in big ways. Prayer is powerful. When we have a problem we need to face it head on with prayer behind it. We also need to have faith when we pray. We need to believe that whatever we ask for in prayer we are going to receive. We need to take what God has already has given us. Prayer is our greatest weapon. It is a direct line to the one who can win the battle for us, Jesus. When we pray we need to do so with the belief that whatever we are asking for is already being taken care of. Let God take control. He will take care of it for us. So when you can't sleep cause a problem is causing you grief just go to the Master in prayer. He will take care of the it so that you can sleep. If you have a problem

Pray with Conviction

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 For sometime now I have felt the presence of the devil lurking in the mist of my life. More recently that lurking has gotten more closer. It is like he is knocking at my door wanting me to let him in. He wants to tear apart my faith. I know what I have to do to stop this. I need to get on my knees, pray with conviction, and step back so that God can take control. If not then I will loose sight of what is right and let the devil win. All too often when the devil comes a knocking we are tempted to let him take control of our lives. That is when we shut God out. That is the wrong thing to do. We need to drop to our knees and pray with conviction. When I was a kid I can remember my Aunt Virginia doing just this. She was often praying with conviction about something. She would always tell me that prayer was our most powerful weapon in our spiritual warfare. That when we felt the devil close at hand we needed to pray with conviction. Once we did that God would take over and the

War Room

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Recently I saw a trailer for a new Christian movie coming out on August 28th called War Room and it got me to thinking. In the trailer this older lady was in a room praying our loud to God in such a way that it was like she was doing battle with the devil. That reminded me of my Great-Aunt Virginia. She was always one to be praying. She would always tell me that if I had a problem that I needed to take it to God. She was always getting answers to her prayers. She had a strong faith in God. Then I got to thinking that maybe we all needed to have a prayer room or as the movie calls it a War Room. This would be a place that we can go to to talk to God and fight our battle with the devil in our lives. So often I encounter people that say that they are Christians, but they don't practice what they preach. They preach prayer, but they don't pray. My friend Mandy told me that when you pray you need to talk to God like he is right there with you. Talk to him like he is your fr

He's Alive

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Today is Easter. It is a time to remember the truth about this all important holiday in the Christian calendar. It is a day to remember the power of the cross. It is a day to remember that Jesus is alive. He is alive in all of us each and every day. It reminds me of a song that we use to sing in Youth Choir as a kid. He's Alive was a song that we would sing often. David Phelps does a great job with this song. Dolly Parton has a version that is great too. In the song it says that Jesus is alive and that we are forgiven. That is so true. I believe that everyday Jesus is alive in me and that I am forgiven of my sins. We have to believe that. We have to truly believe that Jesus is alive in each of us everyday. That way we will carry with us and be able to live it out to share with others. Share the power of the cross and the fact that Jesus is alive in you with others so that you can bring more people to know the love of Jesus.