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 week I re-watched “The Passion of The Christ“. It was almost unbearable to watch Jesus’ constant beating. Can you imagine carrying a cross, wearing a crown of thorns, your face draped in blood and suffering the way Jesus did? I cannot fathom what must have been indescribable, excruciating pain – having something wicked rake your flesh down to the bone time and time again. Can you imagine yourself in that suffering, being spit on, mocked and betrayed by one you loved when you have committed no crime, done no wrong? Can you imagine having to go through all that and not utter a word? To endure torture to save the souls of people unknown to you and to acquiesce to such treatment – could you do what Jesus did?
Jesus died for me. Jesus died for you.
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Whom art thou, o Lord, my God?
Psalm 86:10 thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone. 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 →