God Bless us the next four years

Regardless of how you feel about the incoming president Donald Trump, i invite all of you to say a prayer of blessing to our new President.  There are more things in life that binds us than divides us!

Lord, I ask you that you always keep our country safe and strong.  I pray lord that your WILL be done and that we continue to strive to keep you first in our lives.  In the name of Jesus, I pray for blessings for President Trump and his administration.  I pray for everyone that will be attending the inauguration today.  

I pray also for our senators, the men and women of congress, our judges, and state officials.  I pray lord for wisdom and foresight in the job they have to do.  

Finally, I pray for the next generation of Americans.  I pray lord that they have a heart that seeks you and a heart for our country.  In Jesus name I pray and in Jesus name i praise…AMEN. -PJSLB

A Christian forgets to pray and takes his blessings for granted

My prayer life has gotten a stagnant.  Sure, I pray with my daughters at night and I love doing that but after a long day and i am tired, I may go straight to bed without even praying.

In 2013, I read the bible from cover to cover using a yearly planner.  2014 was the highlight of my faith in that I was never stronger in my relationship with the Lord.  I prayed constantly, talked with God often and trust him thru the good times and the bad.  2014 was such a challenge but those intimate talks with God really put me at ease.

Fast words to the last few remaining days of 2016, i have everything i have prayed for in 2014 but my conversations with Christ is significantly less.  If you have been following the blog you are fully aware of the challenges i have been facing the last few days.

This morning, I decided it was time to reconnect to my source.  I downloaded my Olive Tree Bible app on my phone, mac, and ipad and started another year long journey.  I tell you what…i was so refreshed after reading day one.  It was such a spiritual high.  I then got on my knees and prayed like it was 2014 and I felt right at home.

My resolve is to bring back the days when my conversations with Christ was my lifeline.  In doing so, I firmly believe that God will truly reveal his plans for me and also allow me to better write on this blog.  Have a blessed day everyone.  In Jesus name we all live on!  -PJSLB

(update) this was written during the last week of 2016.  Im happy to say that the Lord has always been faithful thru the good times and the bad. -PJSLB