Prayer Journal

 

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Hey guys! I realized that I haven’t done a Christian Living post in awhile and I thought it was a good time for another one. So here we go! πŸ˜‰ Continue reading

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A Personal Story

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I thought I would share with you a personal struggle of mine. I have a problem that I think a lot of other people struggle with as well; it’s the problem of becoming complacent and then wanting to move on to the next step even though I may not be ready for it yet. Once I become stuck in that “groove” things begin to revolve around my troubles and I begin to complain and wonder why can’t I have what I so desperately need. However, I’m learning that not all of the things that I want are things that I need. The Good Shepherd knows each of His sheep and He knows what I need. He promises He will provide for my needs and yours if we will trust in Him. So trust in Him! Believe me, if anyone’s got this, He does! πŸ™‚ Continue reading

Lightening the Load

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Are you the type of person who struggles with mismanagement of priorities? Do you try to do everything you can to please everyone in your life? I am just that type of person. I have a hard time saying no to favors and no to people in general in my life. Is it bad to want to help a friend? Is it bad to always try to please everyone you know? No, not necessarily, but it can become a hindrance to your own growth and at times it often does. When we get stuck in stormy weather in our lives, we often don’t know what to do. It can feel like our troubles drown out everything else. Continue reading

Goals and Motivation

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Decisions can be hard to make. But at the end of the day, if all you do is sit back and wait for things to happen, you will be waiting for the rest of your life. Opportunities don’t “just happen”. You have to seek out the Lord’s will for your life for Him to show you the path to take, and once He does, you have to take the next step and actually follow through.
“The sluggard doesn’t plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing. The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.” Proverbs 20:4-5
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14
It is difficult for some to be motivated, I struggle with motivation at times myself. But I do know that I need to get things done, and what better time to start than now!Β Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to do it. The fact that you aren’t where you want to be should be motivation enough!
Be so busy trying to improve, that you have no time to dawdle. Be sure not to waste what time is given you. Β Use every moment the Lord allows you to be productive! Always be about the work of the Lord, whatever work that may be in your life. But don’t have the mentality that you can just sit back and settle into a routine that really isn’t going anywhere. Start today! Pursue the Lord, accept where He leads you, and follow through! It really is as simple as that.

Guard Your Heart

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“I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until He please.” (Song of Solomon 8:4)
This verse is repeated several times in the Bible. If the Lord repeated it so much, I should think it is a very important command to heed.
“Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)

Be mindful of giving your heart away. Bestowing such affection on another, whether it’s made public or remains private, should not be a careless, haphazard thing. Such affairs of the heart can be serious. They should be dealt with carefully and with gravity. “Falling in love” with someone unawares can be a recipe for disaster. The Bible warns us about guarding our hearts several times. Be very careful with letting certain feelings and emotions get the better of you. Remember that it is better to be safe than to be sorry.

However, if you happen to be suffering from a broken heart, remember that the Lord is with you. He promises never to leave or forsake you, and what a promise that is! Trust in Him and seek comfort in His will and His word. He is the only One who can comfort your heart, for He made your heart. He knows your struggle; you are not going through this alone.

“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)