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Great Things – Expect and Attempt

Hands Raised

“Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.”

I heard those words spoken at church this morning. Really like this quote!

Being bold in how we pray, how we approach God and how we believe in what He promises…all very important.

Just as important…how we live our lives.

This challenged me today, but also encouraged me. It was a reminder to give my all for Him – at the same time, to be confident in what He can (and will) do in our lives.

Have a great day!

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If You’re Looking for Someone to Pray For

Stage IIB

Would you please pray for my friend, Angie? Also for her husband, Cameron.

Angie and Cameron are friends of mine. Angie just started breast cancer treatment. She’s a champ and I’m believing she will be healed up before too long. That said, the road ahead promises to be a tough one, in the meantime.

Here’s the blog Cameron set up for her. I hope you’ll check it out. Thanks, friends!

https://stage2b.com

I Don’t Have to Know It

“Certainly praying takes some admissions, that is, recognition of your state as a man. But this admission does not lead to shame, to a feeling of worthlessness or despair, but rather to the discovery that you are a man and God is God.

To pray is to walk in the full light of God. At that moment, conversion occurs, the restoration of the true relationship.

This conversion brings with it the relaxation which lets you breathe again and puts you at rest in the embrace of a forgiving God. The experience results in a calm and simple joy. For then you can say: ‘I don’t know the answer and I can’t do this thing, but I don’t have to know it, and I don’t have to be able to do it.'”

-Henri Nouwen

businessman sitting on pier

Help for Haiti

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Photo credit: Logan Abassi

Hurricane Matthew left an incredible path of destruction in many areas during the past week, particularly in Haiti.

Click here to see more images like the one above, from Jérémie, Haiti.

Hundreds of people died in that country. Dozens have died in the United States. It was a powerful storm and the damage has been done.

Now, it’s time to help.

“How can I help?”

For starters, pray. Pray for the safety and health of everyone who survived the storms. Cholera is a growing concern in Haiti and it is hard to say what lies in the debris left behind. Pray that hope will overcome despair and that relief supplies will be made available to the people who desperately need them.

Donate to charitable efforts; just make sure the charity you choose will be spending the money specifically for storm relief before sending the donation.

No doubt there will be mission trips to Haiti to help the people, there. That is something to consider as well.

Thank you to everyone, everywhere who has helped people in the wake of this storm. Praying for everyone in Haiti and all places impacted by Hurricane Matthew. God’s still in control! No hurricane, no anything is bigger than He is.

 

What to Ask For?

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Proverbs 8:11
Wisdom is worth much more than precious jewels or anything else you desire.

I’ll be honest, when I first started praying, I had no idea what I should be asking God for. Sometimes, I still need a little direction when it comes to talking with Him.

What about you?

Let me pass along this small piece of advice. Above all else, ask God for wisdom. Like the verse above says, it’s valuable. Really valuable.

I mean, think about it for a minute, and it makes sense. We need wisdom to make the right choices in life. We need wisdom to avoid making the wrong ones. Wisdom is where it all begins.

So, just wanted to put it out there if you’ve never known what to pray – or, even if you do. Seek wisdom.

God will take you where you need to go – it never hurts to ask him what the best way is to get there. 🙂

Have a great day!