Recently, I was on the internet looking for an audio version for confessions of faith; something that I could listen to and hear the word of God being spoken in prayer fashion. I came across Battle Ready Prayer and started listening to the prayer titled Battle Ready Prayer and I was so blessed; I am being blessed. This almost 17 minute audio prayer covers just about every aspect of life with its foundation being the word of God. It is written that God’s word does not return void, and so I believe that the more we listen, the more we take in, for does not God’s word say that faith cometh by hearing. While listening, I am encouraged, strengthened with a renewed sense of hope: I feel a seed taking root, growing, and I await the blossoming of greater faith.
The speaker is Aaron Hopson and his voice has a calming effect and his spoken words are comforting. The music, orchestrated by his friend Joel McNair “Jhosta”, ties it all together to create something powerful. I pray you at least listen to the prayers at least once. I pray you are blessed, as was I. Battle Ready Prayer is also in book form, and can be purchased at Amazon. As I am fond of saying, “Be open to all that God (in Christ) has for you.” Try listening to Battle Ready Prayer, you will be blessed! CDs can actually be obtained, at no cost, from the website. Those of you who are thirsty shall drink from an overflowing fountain. God has a plan for our lives and he wants us to grow closer to him. How else is that to be done except through prayer, and faith. Let us aim for God’s best for it is not written that He withholds no good thing from us? Continue reading →
Today is your birthday and I have pondered what to give you, but what do you give someone who has everything and really doesn’t need anything? On the day you were born, I recall you were given gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh by the Magi, the Wise men from the East. They came to honor you as you lay in a manger, a little bitty thang, all wrapped up in swaddling clothes. Who, but your Father, knew that you would grow up to be such a humble, loving and honorable man? Not even your mother knew the height and the depth of your love! How special you were; how special you continue to be all these years later. I know your Father is proud of you. You are such an obedient son and in your lifetime, You have given so much. Continue reading →
This T & P was initially submitted via email distribution on November 3, 2014, but its message rings true today especially with our Presidential election looming near along with the confusion that journeys with it. I stand with the many other Americans who have not yet decided for whom they will vote.
National Voting is tomorrow. Please exercise your right to vote. If freedom is/was worth fighting for, is not voting the duty we have to keep freedom alive? We live in a precarious time where our ‘freedoms’ are being threatened daily.
The issue regarding 5 Houston pastors being subpoenaed for “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Anise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession” is garnering national attention. Continue reading →
Nancy Leigh DeMoss (now Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth) (Reviveourhearts.com) in 2012 hosted a radio series on prayer and surprisingly, today, August 25, 2016, she is currently hosting a series on The Lord’s Prayer. Now I am a firm advocate of prayer, (prayer does indeed change things!), but I am also an advocate of asking God to teach us how to pray and of asking the Holy Spirit as to what we ought to pray. There is so much to pray for these days. Even if we pray selfish prayers, there is still so much to pray about in just our lives.
As I journey in this life, I find myself asking God more to teach me how to pray in His promises; how to seek and find those promises in the Bible that relate to my current situation, to my family’s situation, to our nation’s situations, and to show me in great clarity, how I am to live a life that is holy and pleasing to Him. Continue reading →
Here’s a thought to carry you through the days ahead:
John 1:1 (NIV)
If you can speak, and believe, the Word of God … You can create what the Word of God says.
Revelation 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. Continue reading →