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Joel O’steen brings me excitement today

With everything going on in my life, the words of Joel O’steen fill my heart with a renewal of faith and excitement. You can find daily inspiration on his website. Have a blessed day. PJSLB

God has planted seeds of greatness on the inside of you, and He has predestined that those things in your heart will come to pass. You may have had more than your share of unfair things happen in your life. You probably have plenty of reasons to just settle where you are. But understand, the depth of your past is an indication of the height of your future.

If you’ve been through a lot of negative things in the past, it just means that your future is bigger and brighter and greater than you can even imagine. It’s your time to step out and embrace all that God has for you! Are there dreams and promises that you’ve let go of? Are there things that God has placed in your heart, but because of time, because of disappointments, you’ve given up on them?

Today is the day to give your dreams a new beginning. Today is the day to allow faith to rise in your heart. Remember, what’s happened to you is not nearly as important as what’s happened in you, and you are stronger and wiser than ever before. It’s your time, it’s your season to move forward into the destiny that God has prepared for you!

Prayer Warriors needed (Prayer Request)

This was a text message i sent to family and friends earlier this afternoon. I wanted to send it to all my brothers and sisters in Christ. It was then that i realized that ALL OF YOU ARE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST. It is with that sentiment that i ask for your prayers tonight. I humbly ask that you lift me up and that the Holy Spirit show up and show out! Thanks. Below is the text i sent earlier:

Sorry for the mass email but I need prayer warriors! The prayers have helped in the past with the move and new house. I know that prayer works! There is an opportunity presented with a university here that despite all understanding, I have gotten this far in the hiring process. The Holy Spirit has lined up everything. I claim this position as Director of ####### ####### boldly and I ask that in your conversations with God, you claim if for me as well. I am not ashamed to ask my brothers and sisters in Christ for this as I would do it for you in a heartbeat as well. Thanks everyone!

How do you talk to Christ on a daily basis

Talking to God is one of those things that are constant yet has its days.  Just like a child talking to a parent. On the good days a child will say little to nothing to a parent but on days when they are in trouble or have a problem, they tell mom/dad all their problems and look for guidance.

I am just like that as well.  Lately, i have been going thru a life altering event and my prayers and conversations will Christ have been on full blast.  I got a couple of questions about how to interact with Christ on a daily level that i thought i would share it all with you.

The first thing i do when i wake up is talk to God.  Its not a prayer in itself but rather a conversation.  All thru the night, I actually speak with Christ.  It may be a sentence or just a word but its my way of being around our Lord.

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When i get to my office, I read a devotional to set my day.  The devotionals change to keep things fresh and motivating.  Lately, I have been reading First 5, an app that has daily devotionals centered around a book on the bible.  I love that the themes constantly change and how more than a few people comment on the days devotional.  Below is a picture of todays devotional on First 5.

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My next schedules appoint with the Lord is at 3:00 pm.  Lets me first say that i do have Christ on my mind daily and when faced with specific events, I do say quick prayers but 3:00 pm is my set aside time to be with Christ again.  Why 3:00 pm?  Mark 15:25 tell us that Jesus crucifixion took place on the third hour (9:00 am) and died on the 6th hour (3:00 pm).  I am aware that other parts of the bible are different.  3 PM is not a sacred hour but an hour of reflection.

At this time, I listen to a podcast from Max Lucado – Daily Devotionals.  The devotionals are lighthearted and inspirational.  The length or just over a min allows me to listen, pray and continue with my days.

Finally at the end of the day, i read my Bible. There is nothing wrong with reading the Bible in the morning but for me, I love being able to read it and just reflect on it while laying down.  I always do the “read the bible in a year” programs.  Currently, i am reading the Book of Job.

I would love to hear how you spend your day with Christ.  There is no right or wrong way.  The important thing is to share you day with our savior.  He loves being part of our lives.  God Bless and have a good one! -PJSLB