Prayer For Others

Prayer For Others The power of prayer is real. Peter teaches us why prayer works and why Jesus Christ answers prayers. Sometimes, as many of you know, the answer can be “no” or “not now”. This is to say there is no immediate response to prayer. Praying for others prosperity, health and well being showers their lives with all the goodness of Gods will. As we pray for these things for others God listens and showers the lives of others with the hope of His goodness, the love of Jesus…

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Overseer

Overseer Push back. I always want to push back against ideas I reject, especially those which come from authority! Seeing situations the way I want to see them kept me in trouble and will get me in trouble to this day. Submitting to my humility and just being makes things a lot easier. Not necessarily easier for me, but easier overall. It is in my bull-headness that I lose sight of Jesus Christ. It is when I feel I am in charge and know something that I actually do not…

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A Simple Thought

A Simple Thought In AA it is taught over and over that until one gets a grip on their life and clears their heart and head they should act “as if”. “As if” all is well and begin the process of retraining ones thoughts towards the positive and away from those thoughts that bought a seat in an AA meeting!! When attempting to fill a “God sized hole” with anything other than God, well, there is usually a problem with that equation – it doesn’t add up. The hole remains…

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New Life

New Life Tuesday October 8, 2002 I walked into my first AA meeting to declare before someone that I had a problem and needed help. My life was a disaster. Sunday December 8, 2002 I “came to” for the last time and Jesus Christ had finally gotten ahold of me. Or I finally surrendered in earnest and removed myself from the picture. This was the first time in my life that I understood, completely, how hopeless and how little control I had over my life. Something outside of me was…

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Seeing Miracles…

Seeing Miracles… While I was still crazy and attempting to live without God I don’t believe I ever turned to Jesus and mocked Him. I may have, and time has erased the memory, but I have searched on a number of occasions and come up empty every time. I pray that I never reviled Jesus Christ but if I did, I pray for forgiveness and turn to Jesus Christ to make my amends. Just before my life changed, God through the Holy Spirit, sent a number of angels to me…

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A Crowing Rooster

A Crowing Rooster Having lots of experience in denying Jesus, I can say with confidence, it hurts deep down in a part of the soul that can not be seen with the eye, nor X-ray and not even an MRI. No, it lives in the same place as our “worship basket” lives. Having changed my life a few years ago and making attempts at getting closer to God denying Jesus is no longer part of my routine. It seems I find myself proclaiming Him as King of Kings more often…

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Keeping Watch

Keeping Watch Being on the lookout means we must act a certain way. Keep quiet, keep still and not be found out by our adversaries. We also keep watch over ourselves to ensure our mind doesn’t take over and begin passing out orders we would rather not follow. The enemy loves to get in our mind, plant seeds and watch the chaos of his work unfold. The Holy Spirit fills us as our Lord and King watches over us. Jesus reminds us that He is watching over us, but Jesus…

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A Random Person – Nobody

A Random Person – Nobody It is my desire to be no one special, no one to remember but rather just a random person that reflected our Lord’s love and light so that others may see and hear. There is no by-line for these daily devotionals as they are a gift from God and the words are those of the Holy Spirit using these hands to type out the letters. The goal is to show people, especially the new person, that are lost and attempting to make the changes needed…

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Forgiving Trespasses

Forgiving Trespasses Jesus, and the Holy Bible in general, speaks to forgiveness quiet often. Must be more to it than we give it credit. Most people, especially today it seems, don’t realize they have done anything wrong so how could they possibly have need to understand how forgiveness works? Making amends can be a chore. When I first learned of this concept it was difficult to come face-to-face with people that I had mistreated in a variety of ways. Having to look someone in the eye and tell them how…

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A Difficult Lesson to Learn

A Difficult Lesson to Learn If we give it all away we are wealthy in more ways than we can imagine. This is a very difficult concept for most people to understand and to accept. I struggle with this on a regular basis especially where it comes to finance. We are to step aside and allow Jesus Christ to take the wheel in ALL our affairs and this includes our finances. We want desperately to hold on and “manage” it ourselves. When I first got sober in 2002 I was…

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