Battle Ready Prayer

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 →

The List

I heard this story the other day on some program on 105.7 KHCB (Keeping Him Close By), Christian radio. The story went like this:

A famous singer was asked to sing for this elite couple’s wedding at this grand place. She sang at the wedding and later when she and her husband stood, elegantly attired, peering into this beautifully decorated reception, the door guard asked her name. When she gave her name, the door guard indicated that she was not on the list for entry. As others stood behind, she and her husband awaiting their entry, the singer confused and embarrassed, looked to her husband and said to the door guard, “There must be some mistake, I am a guest and was invited to sing at the wedding.” The door guard, again, asked for her name, again searched the list and replied:  “I am sorry. Your name is not on the list and you are not allowed inside.” He then called someone to escort the couple to the service elevator and see them out. While on the service elevator her husband inquired, “What just happened here?” She embarrassingly replied, “I was so busy that when I received the RSVP for the reception, I did not reply. I assumed that because I was the invited singer, and a guest, I was automatically included for the reception and therefore did not need to reply.”

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