Prayer it just Might be all you Have in the Moment

“It doesn’t matter how you pray. Just pray. All religions are beautiful, and they all have one common belief. There’s something bigger and greater than us that can give us and take from us life. It is better than the here and now.”–Mattie Stepanek  

Prayer often times all we have in our darkest moments. My belief when we have nothing but prayer to hang onto. This is God giving us his private number to call.

At this moment don’t beg for what you need, don’t need something for you. What you need is God’s favor upon your life. We must learn gratitude in the face of total ruin. If you learn from the quote, take a moment to learn about Mattie Stepanek.

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This little boy died in 2004, but before this amazing lads final day, he left the world a much better place than he found it.

From Mattie’s website:

Mattie J.T. Stepanek, a well-respected poet, and award-winning peace activist lived a life that was brief in length but powerfully blessed with depth. Born on July 17, 1990, Mattie began creating and sharing Heartsongs at the young age of 3. He explained that Heartsongs are “gifts that reflect each person’s unique reason for being.”

Mattie ultimately published six collections of his Heartsongs poetry books and one collection of Just Peace essays and e-mail correspondence with Former President Jimmy Carter. All seven of Mattie’s books became New York Times Bestsellers and touched millions of lives around the world.

He died on June 22, 2004, due to complications of Dysautonomic Mitochondrial Myopathy. Visit Mattie’s website: http://www.mattieonline.com/

My point to all this is. No matter what life throws at you, and for this beautiful child, it was a lot. You can choose life, or you can roll up and die. No matter the circumstance in our own lives we can go to God in prayer.

God knows what you need, so just tell him thank you for bringing it to you. Be grateful. Yes, I can hear many of you saying this child Mattie died where was God in that? Beyond our comprehension, it was Mattie’s destiny (hugely painful loss) to go home. We will never understand the reason but will need to accept that while he was here, he touched many souls. His gifts live on in his books.

This child if anything taught us that no matter what this life throws at you; choose to live or choose to die. It is a choice. This precious child decided to live.

Our stewardship of his legacy is that we follow our hearts in prayer just as Mattie spoke. As he said, “Just Pray!”

Just as Mattie died from a disease, we will never comprehend. You too may be suffering through something in your life beyond comprehension. Makes no sense and seems terribly unfair. On some level, it might be. The choice is ours how we choose to live. When we go to God in prayer life will open up in ways none of us expected. In a good way!

Life can throw at us losses we will never comprehend. It’s our obligation to that loss, to live. It might hurt from time-to-time but live we must!

If you’re in pain, I pray that God gives you the wisdom, strength and hope to see your way clear of the rocky shoals ahead. Once you clear them, you a free to navigate the seas open up for the next adventure.

God bless.

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Are you Ready for a Good Life

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”–Buddha  

When you can focus your mind on the positive outcome of life. Then you have mastered the power of change! Don’t worry about the how-to focus that which you desire is already here. Feel it, see it in your mind’s eye and know that feeling. The how will come!

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Wisdom for Change

“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”—Walt Disney

No matter what you want in this life, if you believe in it, you can achieve it.

You must be willing to do the work, you can’t say “please bring me a million dollars, go sit on the couch and watch Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons and expect your bank account to mystically increase.”

Do the work! Believe in that which you desire with all that is you! Watch your world change!

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Move Forward Peace Is Here

If anyone ever told me how strong a fight the enemy would put upon me. I might not have come to the battle. If you’re like me, the enemy can get a stronghold in your mind. Place the most terrible thoughts in your head. Sadly to the point of exhausting you from the fight in mind.

Keeping in faith seems like a futile task. You want to give up! What I do in these moments and believe me I get there. My thoughts yesterday had me crying so hard I had to stop the car. Beat the steering wheel screaming get out of my head. Have you ever found yourself in a bad place? We all have so you’re not alone.

This all occurred for me after sitting through two church services. You would think that I would have been on top of the world. Yet the enemy got in my head hard. I loved what the pastor preached, but I struggled to stay present at the moment. It got worse on the drive home.

Someone that is helping me out right now and that I love very much for doing so. Was working me in a terrible place. The Pastor’s words were most welcome. At Church, our Life Groups were meeting in the evening.

I made myself attend the life group. People I don’t know since I am new to the area having only just moved at the first of this month back to West Texas.

The life group is made up of beautiful people from my new church home. As we had dinner together, I began to ask questions about faith and dark moments. Trials that the enemy puts before us. Sharp is the dark place the enemy will get your mind.

As these beautiful people spoke to me, I did find peace after a day of battle in my mind. Because you seek peace with the lord, the enemy will pull out all the stops to convince you that you’re not worthy. I learned that God already has placed goodness and peace in my heart. I merely need to accept it.

What’s difficult to understand for most of us I think. It’s tough to comprehend that you just have to believe. Our lives are conditioned to question everything. My prayer to God for you and myself. God, you have given your son so that I can be forgiven for all my sins. Your promise is a life of joy and abundance. I pray for anyone reading this, and myself that you give us the wisdom and strength in your word to overcome anything the enemy throws at us. That we are active in the Lord and the POWER OF HIS MIGHT! We pray this prayer together in Jesus Holy Name. Thank you for this blessing!

The real point here is even when you think you lost, find some way to muster the strength to keep going. Help is around the corner so don’t stop. I didn’t and noticed a feeling of peace that I could hold onto. Peace is yours, I promise you will find it if you keep moving forward with God.

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