Tag Archives: Prayer

A Christian life full of scars

I come to church today full of scars. I remember the years in church screaming and begging for a breakthru. Instead, life was full of challenges and false starts. I never understood the journey I needed to take but I was strong in my faith (even when life told me I am crazy).

Today, I sit here in church with my breakthru. You would think after waiting for all these years, i would be “over the moon”. The thing is, I feel the same. My love for God is still the same, my trust in God remains. The only difference is I have more scars and more stories to share about how God provided in the end.

Have a great weekend my brothers and sisters in Christ. PJSLB

Blessed with another year

As the clock hits 12:00 am, today is the day I was born into this earth on April 10 in Brooklyn, New York. My journey has taken me to Guam, The Philippines, New Jersey, and Georgia. In the now 39 years, I have traveled the world and seen the good and bad that this life has. I have very few friends but I have a loving family and more importantly, a loving God.

I thank you lord for EVERYTHING. I thank you for your love and your grace. I thank you the cross and the fulfillment of scriptures. I thank you for the Holy Spirit. I thank you for your patience. I thank you for the people in my life.

Chase not the praises of man but the heart of God. PJSLB

No matter what the future holds, my God reins over all now and forever.

Strategic Role of Prayer

I found this on my phone and to be honest, I don’t know where it’s from. I could of written it, it could of been a lecture at a church, school, or seminar. I do know that it’s message is powerful and is something that can benefit someone out there. God Bless. PJSLB

The Strategic Role of Prayer

Luke 6:12-13

“One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:”

Where does our strategic direction come from?

Where do we receive counsel for the most important decisions that we make?

Jesus spent the night praying to God. Prayer was two-way communication for Jesus, where the Father provided a relationship in which Jesus could process his decisions and receive counsel.

Are we fully utilizing the potential of prayer to sort through our issues and receive God’s counsel and perspective?

The most important decisions leaders make concern the people with whom they will chose to surround themselves. Prayer is one of the most under-utilized resources God has given us for discernment, decision making and strategic planning.

Lord Jesus, I desire a deeper level of dependency on you through prayer. There are more strategic decisions that need your insight, direction and counsel. Thank you for the Holy Spirit and your invitation to pray.