Thursday, February 24, 2011

Jesus changes everything....

..... and the power of prayer is priceless.

Just a simple thing that comes so easy to the mind but so heavy on the heart. For a believer, one would think "no duh!" but in reality this is something that takes everything we have to wrap our heads around. Ok maybe it's just me. I have recently been learning the reality behind both those sayings. A friend recently told me that "well if you prayed about then what do you have to worry about? It's gonna happen." I feel like before this my prayers were almost empty, worthless, more a plead to God saying "I really hope that you will do this for me." A prayer is the most powerful tool we have a believers in Christ. Especially when multiple believers come together.
Prayer is how we communicate with God. It's how we talk to him on a day to day basis. It's asking, talking, and most importantly listening to what he wants us to do and where he wants us to go. Prayer also takes faith. It's tough to have faith! Faith is a constant commitment to hang on and believe God against all odds, no matter what. It is "being sure of what we hope for and being sure of what we do not see" [11:1]
Jesus changes everything!!! He is everything! and we can rest in that. We can find peace in the fact that we are not called to figure life out on our own. The curtain has been torn and we are called to live in a right relationship with him. Man I love that! When we believe that, so many greater things can happen.
In Hebrews 10 He calls into the "Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus" and have confidence to enter [10:19]. He goes on to say and encourage us to be confident in the decisions we are making as long as we are with him in prayer and devotion toward it. The God of the universe is telling us to be confident! He knows we can do it! If God thinks we can then what else matters right?
He says in 10:36 that "you NEED to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised."  God's not saying "if" you persevere then yeah great things will happen, He is saying you NEED to keep doing what you are doing and you WILL be rewarded.
"So do not throw away your confidence; it wil be richly rewarded." [Hebrews 10:35]
It sounds so cliche but it's truth! He's going to push us to our limits and He is using us everyday to further the kingdom. No matter what.
So keep praying my brothers and sisters because Jesus Changes Everything!

Be strong in the Lord
Never give up hope
You're gonna do great things
I already know 
God's got His hand on you so
Don't live life in fear
Forgive and forget 
But don't forget why you're here
Take your time and pray
Thank God for each day
His love will find a way
These are the words I would say

~ SIDEWALK PROPHETS "The Words I Would Say"

Til the next new day ♥ ,

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