I feel small sometimes

There are many times in my day to day life where i ask myself “how am i in this position?”  I am no one special and i feel that there are many people more qualified than me.  The Lord has blessed me with a certain “spark” and i just want to thank him for that.  There is someone out there that is going thru something that just seems so big and you feel that you are not the person for this task.  The Holy Spirit is convicting me to say that you have been chosen for a reason and just allow the Lord to use you.  -PJSLB

A tough start to the week

Lord, i pray for all the people who have suffered from the storms in the southeast US this past weekend.  Please give them the peace and comfort that only you can bring.

This has been a very hectic day.  I just got back in my office and didnt even have time for lunch.  Days like this, I need to stop and remember that our God controls all.  Everything that happens and everything that i go thru is for his good in the end.  Have a blessed day everyone. -PJSLB

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