Prayer, The Key That Is Often Misplaced

I just started “The Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson. I have only read two chapters and am already uncomfortable, convicted is actually the right word.

Prayer for believers is a lifeline yet I am amazed how easily it can be to “misplace” it like a set of car keys. For instance, key’s are necessary to start the engine of the machine that can physically get us from point a to point b, prayer is that instrument that fires the cylinders of our soul to propel us into dialogue with our creator, savior, and teacher.

I have been challenged, prayer must be a personal priority.

Prayer, The Key That Is Often Misplaced

I just started “The Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson. I have only read two chapters and am already uncomfortable, convicted is actually the right word.

Prayer for believers is a lifeline yet I am amazed how easily it can be to “misplace” it like a set of car keys. For instance, key’s are necessary to start the engine of the machine that can physically get us from point a to point b, prayer is that instrument that fires the cylinders of our soul to propel us into dialogue with our creator, savior, and teacher.

I have been challenged, prayer must be a personal priority.

Tuesday’s Prayer Meeting Recap

Do churches do that anymore?

Last night we had a time of prayer at St George Church of God in which 14 people showed up for (5 were children under 10), not counting those who set that time aside at their home. We are going to embark on a venture to block out the noise around us and pray. As it relates to the Great Commission, prayer must be a high priority. It will help us map out the course in order to fulfill the unique purpose God has called us to do.

I have a motto about prayer, “If prayer got us here, it’s going to take prayer to get us there.” I believe last night was a landmark event in what God is beginning to do through the local church to reach the St George, South Carolina Community.

If you read through the Old Testament you will find people like Abraham who often went back to the places where he previously established altars in remembrance of when something significant happened in his life. Abraham led by example and we are to follow. We must build altars which remind us where God brought us from and serve as encouragement for where God can take us to. Some say you can never go forward if you go back. It is wise to go back to those places where God did something extraordinary in order to keep going forward.

When is the last time you’ve went back? Is there a time where God worked in your life and you vowed never to forget it? That vow is a spritual altar, when is the last time you reflected on it? If prayer is going to be the driving force in the Church and in our personal lives, we must turn the ignition and start it up.

Developing a healthy prayer life starts with praying. Make time to pray a little and you will find yourself praying often

What About the Churches About To Close Their Doors

There is no doubt that we are still in an economical slump and our Churches are taking a hit as well. On the flip side, we have numerous churches being planted/starting each week but… We also have numerous Churches closing or thinking of closing their doors weekly also. Churches who wonder how they are going to keep going. I am sure there are many factors that go into a Church “Shutting Down” but the one thing that was really pressing hard on my mind this morning was the Churches that are about to close their doors. So today I am praying for those Churches. That God would revive those Churches to do a work in their community. Just one simple question, What about the Churches about to close their doors..for good?

Keep Pursuing!

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A Coffee Pot And Prayer

It was good to have some coffee this morning at the house before I left for work. Last Monday my coffee pot died, but thanks to some awesome friends who gave us a new one I was able to make my own and not purchase it by the cup or didn’t have to buy a new coffee maker yet. As I sip on my coffee I am making sure to send some prayers up for them. Thanks Matt and Mindy, continue pursuing.

Not A Good Start This Morning

I normally don’t get headaches. Well its not that I don’t get them, its just not an often occurrence but this morning has been somewhat different. I woke up and my head was throbbing. Pretty much to the point that it was nausuating. It’s weird. There’s points of throbbing then nothing, when I turn my head a certain way it throbs, when I turn it back it stops and it is just mainly on one side of my head. Up around the right temple area. Anyways, it has kinda wiped me out this morning.