I got up early this morning even though I have the day off. It is Tuesday and I had some worked lined out building a coral for a friend of mine. I don’t think the weather is going to allow it. I know it is happening for a reason. I drank a couple cups of coffee and headed out to his house and the clouds were steadily rolling in. We have to drill several holes for the posts and while it’s raining that is tough to do.
While I was there it gave me some time I needed to contemplate God and what he is doing in my life. It is true that we never know what he is doing, times have been tough lately so I just poured my heart out to him. I live with my mother and Elizabeth, so it is important for me to be strong in all ways. I have absolute faith that he will continue to provide just like he has faithfully done since I accepted him into my life back in 2007. It is true, he has shown me way to many times that he will take care of business if I just put it into his hands. That is just the way it is, so I stand on that rock solid foundation whole heartedly without doubt. I love God and I give him all glory for what he has done in and all around me. I pray he continues to transform me into the man I want to be. I surrender all and to him I will serve with great joy in my heart.
I would like to share with you a great example of how powerful prayer truly is. In the book of James 5:17-18-Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for the next three and a half years! Then he prayed for rain, and down it poured. The grass turned green, and the crops began to grow again.
Is that awesome or what? This still happens today. For we know that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Nothing has changed, only the world we live in. The Spiritual world remains as it always has. It is our choice to be part of it. If you ever decide to be part of it just know that you better hang on, because it is the greatest thing you will ever experience, believe that my friends.
The stillness I experienced this morning was truly awe inspiring. It was like the Lord was talking to me, and when he was talking to me he laid this on my heart. I would like to pray for all of you.
Father God I thank you for your Son Jesus Christ who shed his blood on the cross for all of our sins. I come to you with a repentant heart and humbly ask you for your forgiveness. Lord continue to mold us to your likeness. Father continue to give us the strength, the motivation, the inspiration, the patience, the perserverence, direction in our life, the wisdom you have to offer, joy in our heart, humility, and your forgiveness. Father I pray that you continue to protect, provide for, shower your blessings, and shine your wonderful light upon all of us. Lord I pray that the words you have given me penetrate the hearts to those who read this and that the Holy Spirit will be recognized for your glory. I pray that you lift up Fashions Inc., my group in Lawrence, my Spirit group, all of my friends and family, all of my brothers in prison, all the children of the world, SPIRIT Ministries, Rock Bottom, the bakery that Jerry and Elizabeth are about to open, the Four Square Church in Ottawa led by Pastor Clyde, I pray that you bless his family beyond imagination and heal all of them, give them great health Lord, give him a fresh annointing, I pray that you bless this cd that we are about to put together with the song Be Still I just wrote on it. Lord I pray that you give Elizabeth the strength, the hope, and inspiration that she needs in her life at all times, shower her with her wonderful blessings Father, for I have no doubt that you will do this. I just thank you Lord for all you have done, I know in my heart that you will continue to make a way for all of us. I pray in the name of your wonderful Son Jesus Christ, Amen.
God bless you all!