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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Praying for Miracles?


I have been away from Spiritual Sundays for a couple of weeks, and let me tell you ~ I have missed it soooo much!! Trying to fit in every single second with my girl before she leaves for college on Monday has been a HIGH PRIORITY :)


First let me share with you all this is the Miracle Makeover weekend @ Spiritual Sundays! Please go over here and leave a comment because each comment left will be worth $1.00 towards the next makeover by Design Gives Back!

When seeking the Lord about my post I got so excited to see how HE put it all together this week! We are in the middle of a series @ Church titled BOLD. Last weekend, the Bold was specifically "Bold Prayers."

Pastor Craig Groeschel shared this:

"What you Pray for Reflects what you believe about God"

ok, broken down it would mean this:

If you pray for yourself mostly, you believe God is here to serve YOU

If you pray for those around you.... family, friends, your church, your co-workers, etc. you believe God can serve only a small amount of people

OUCH!!

Why don't we pray for:

"THE" Church
Orphans
A Revival to be swept across our Nation
A Move of the Spirit in ALL Believers ~ everywhere
Widows
Miracles
Wonders
Healings
etc.......

I am so guilty....guilty of those self-centered prayers. The prayers that span maybe 50 miles around me..... Forgive me Lord!

Please Understand! These prayers are not wrong, nor are they bad. But as Pastor Craig so eloquently shared this food for thought: When we pray those repetitive prayers like maybe this one...."traveling mercies" for the 25th time this month, or maybe it's as simple as "Please be with me today" we gotta know this.....

HE IS with US, HIS Protection is over us !! Do you wonder if God might ever say:

"Give ME something BIG, something other than life's normal everyday chain of events"

Release your Faith, Stand on HIS Word, and ask Boldly for Those Miracles to happen, The Healings to go forth, A Move of the Spirit on all Believers.....

Remember God watches over HIS Word to Perform it!

And now, Lord, listen to their threats. Lord, help us, your servants, to speak your word without fear. Show us your power to heal. Give proofs and make miracles happen by the power of Jesus, your holy servant." ACTS 4:29-30


This week The Miracle Makeover is for Charlie Grady. Charlie needs a Miracle, a Healing touch by the Great Physician. Won't you join me in praying for a Miracle for this precious young man and his family too.
Here is Kelee Katillac and the Grady family sharing about the Makeover: Thank you Charlotte and Ginger for allowing all of us to be a part of something so wonderful! Please remember to go here to leave a comment!

You won't want to miss this!


Have a blessed weekend My dear Friends

8 comments:

Sarah (Nikki)

glad you're back Lauren...reading about your dgt. going off to college makes me think that in three years...I'll have to do the same with my oldest. Have a great weekend and enjoy every moment with your dgt.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana

i'll never forget hearing Beth Moore say this:

"We receive little, because we believe little"'

ouch... but so true! Let's believe a BIG GOD for BIG THINGS!!!

Connie

Through teary eyes....Charlie & his family are such an inspiration!

George

This is a marvelous challenge for us to think BIGGER. To think as big as God is big.

Whidbey Woman

Thank you for sharing your pastor's reflections and a little of your own with us. We do tend to be self-centered in our prayer, don't we? This serves as a good reminder to remember others' needs...like Charlie and his family!
My youngest graduates from college next week at this time. I remember how I felt when she left home the first time. God bless you. May you each have a smooth transition.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God

Charlie is amazing and I'm so happy he and his siblings got wonderful gifts! Great project!

Marydon

Lauren, well said. I always pray widely for all. Never a favorite, all matter.

Would you be so kind to comment for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. I am participating also. TY

Have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs,
TTFN ~
Marydon
blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com

Charlotte

Thanks dear Loren for sharing these words of wisdom and helping to spread the word about the Miracle Makeover. I well remember when we took our girl to college and left her there so many years ago. Then a couple of years later when we left our son there.
Prayers and blessings for your daughter and the rest of your family as you make the adjustments.
Charlotte

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