This title isn't some type of overpromising hyperbole.
Change one word and it really will change your life!
At Your Praying Friend we talk often about changing our thoughts, cultivating gratitude and the positive impact it has on our behaviors.
Today's message is definitely in line with our typical theme.
However, it's so life changing that I can't believe we haven't shared it with you sooner!
Next time you find yourself frustrated, unmotivated, or the like try this:
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The incredible insight and intellect he brought to our country is invaluable.
Let us not quickly forget his teachings.
A Great Way to Start the Day!
“If my God is for me then who can be against me?” Romans 8:31
What a powerful verse! The Bible is filled with short memory verses that we can recall whenever we feel that need for an extra dose of encouragement. This is definitely one of those verses.
What would our life look like if we believed this with all our heart?
In the face of adversity - we shout “My God is for me!”
When we feel like all four walls are closing in and we just want to give up -
“Who can be against me?”
When we are attacked for our Christian beliefs or conservative values, we remember that the battle is already won!
When the devil tries to fill our mind with doubt and lies or we feel as though nothing in this world is going right. We fall on our knees and boldly declare,
"If my God is for me then who DARE be against me?"
Not in a proud or boastful manner, but in a reassured confidence that is rooted in the authority of
You've heard it said that there is power in numbers.
What an awesome God we serve that he is the only one we truly need.
He alone is more powerful than all the militaries this world has to offer combined.
Not a single leaf will fall from a tree without his permission.
And yet, the God of the beginning and the end cares for you and me.
When we are weak, we are made strong through him.
I stand in awe, amazed at his magnificent glory!
Our Lord Jesus Christ reigns victorious!
Dear Heavenly Father,
We pray that your words are always on our lips and that your will is forever in our hearts. We ask that when we feel inadequate, uncertain, lost or confused that you would lead us to your word for direction. When we endure times of difficulty or injustice we can be confident that you are for us and therefore no one can be against us. It doesn’t matter what comes our way, we are protected by the almighty creator of the universe.
May we rest comfortably knowing these truths.
Thank you Jesus!
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Until Next Time,
Your Praying Friend
New Week, New Month, New Goals
"The older you get the faster the years go by."
Making any progress on those New Year's resolution goals?
So maybe you've already accomplished your 2021 goals or maybe you're like me and can't remember if you even set one.
Since we're halfway through the year, we thought it would be a good time to check in and see what everyone has planned for the summer or if we have any goals that still need to be accomplished before the year is over.
Here are the 25 Best Quotes
that are sure to inspire, motivate, and encourage you to reach those goals!
Cast Your Cares on God
Do you have 30 seconds to spend with Jesus today?
His word tells us to cast our cares on him, because he cares for us.
Let's take him up on such a gracious offer!
Today's message is one of hope.
Hope for the person with an addiction.
Hope for the loved ones of the person addicted.
Hope for the adulterer and the abused.
Hope for the anxious and the angry.
Hope for the backslidden and the broken.
Hope for the depressed and the downtrodden.
Hope for the guilty and the gang member.
Hope for the hurting and the hopeless.
Hope for the imprisoned and the insecure.
Hope for the lost and the lonely.
Hope for marriages and the mistreated.
Hope for the powerless and the proud.
Hope for the resentful and the remorseful.
Hope for the sick and the suffering.
Hope for the community, the country, and the whole world.
Hope for today, tomorrow, and forever.
We have God. We have hope.
Good Monday Morning Friends!
To brighten your day we've compiled all the best memes that are sure to motivate!
Make sure to comment and share your favorites with your friends. You never know, it just might brighten their day, too!
But first, let's pray!
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for a new week filled with new opportunity. As we reflect on the past few days, the celebration of your resurrection, let us keep that victory spirit with us throughout the week. It is such a comfort to know that in you we have all that we will ever need.
The grave couldn't hold you!
Our almighty king conquered death and because you live life is worth living!
When challenges come our way let us remember all that you went through on that Good Friday. Let us rejoice that any heartache here on Earth is temporary and look forward to the pain free future we have with you in heaven.
We thank you and praise your holy name!
In Jesus name,
Feeling kinda Monday?
We've got the playlist that will power you through your workout and the rest of the week!
Mandisa - Good Morning
(I do not own the rights to this music.)
Happy Monday Friends!
It's impossible to listen to that song and not feel energized!
We've compiled Twenty-Five Christian songs that are sure to get you pumped!
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Let's start this week off right!!
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we begin a new week, help us to focus on you and the plans you have set before us.
Today is a fresh start. A clean slate. Another opportunity!
If there are mistakes that we've made in the past week, help us to correct them moving forward. If there are choices that we are not proud of, help us to make wiser choices this week.
Let us find peace and comfort in knowing that your mercies are new every morning.
Let us express our gratitude for your grace by seeking to do what is pleasing to you.
Walk with us every moment of every day.
Surely, challenges will come.
Please guide and direct us as navigate those struggles.
Let us rejoice in our blessings and give all glory to you, Lord!
Use us to love, support, and encourage others. Gently remind us that we are your hands and feet. Open our hearts to follow your will.
It's in your mighty name we pray!
Substance Abuse Counselor