Thursday, May 03, 2012
THIS PRAYER CAME FROM ONE OF MY MENTORS KENNETH COPELAND.
LET US PRAY:
Throughout the history of our nation, prayer has always been America's instrument of guidance, protection and strength. Today, on the National Day of Prayer,
Our prayers still make a difference! Pray with us for our nation:
Father, I bring the needs of our government before You and ask You to bless our nation through godly leaders. I magnify the Name of Jesus and declare that He is Lord over this nation.
Father, I pray according to 1 Timothy 2:1-3 which says, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour."
I pray, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, for our president, the vice president, all the Cabinet and the chief justice and associate justices of the Supreme Court to receive the wisdom of God, to act in obedience to that wisdom and for the power of God to flow in their lives.
I pray for the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives to find Your peace and direction, and for these men and women to act and lead according to Your Word. A house divided against itself cannot stand, therefore, I pray for them to be unified in righteousness for the sake of the nation.
I pray for Your protection to cover all our law enforcement officers and the men and women of the military. I ask for godly counsel and wisdom for judges across this land. In the Name of Jesus, I pray that You and our kingdom of righteousness be manifested in the hearts of all those who are in authority in any way.
Father, Your Word says to pray for the peace of Jerusalem because those who love Jerusalem shall prosper. Lord Jesus, because You love Jerusalem and wept over it, I love it also. I pray for Jerusalem to receive the Shalom of God, which brings wholeness—nothing missing, nothing broken. I pray that no leader of our nation will make any decision n that will harm Jerusalem in any way. And in the Name of Jesus, I pray that You reveal Your perfect will to all the leaders of Israel. I ask You, Lord, to reveal Yourself to each person. Thank You, Father, for hearing my prayers that are in accordance to Your will. I receive the answers, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
(Scripture References: 1 Timothy 2:1-3; Psalm 122:6; Mark 3:25; Proverbs 21:1; 1 John 5:14-15)
Thank you for standing in agreement with us and millions of believers across America. Your prayers make a difference!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
HELLO AND HAPPY SATURDAY TO YOU ALL!
As some of you may know, I chose the month of March to not eat sugary snacks and desserts. I was motivated when one of my Spark friends posted that she was fasting sweets for Lent. So I decided to attempt to get that sugar craving under control by using the month of March to combat it. I’ve been asking God to take the cravings away but it’s not that simple for me. Yes, He could have did just that but what happens when I fall back into that habit. What He did do for me was make it easy. Simply put…I stopped buying sugary snacks, candy, and cookies for myself. I didn’t even bake any cakes for my son. Every day that passed my excitement swelled and when March 31, 2012 arrived I knew I had beaten it. God knew I could do it with His Help. Sometimes we ask God to do things that WE have the ability to do. Yes He will intervene with miracles but sometimes we have to DO and ACT as we BELIEVE that ALL things ARE Possible.
I must confess that I am totally delivered from that snare. No…I’m not saying that I will not eat a cookie or a piece of dessert again but I have a handle on it and I still have not returned them to my daily meal plan. On April 3, I started following the Flat Belly Diet for Diabetes meal plan. Ever since then my body feels different. I’ve lost weight and inches. This plan works with four 400 calorie meals per day which includes a monounsaturated fat with each meal. Those are: olives, nuts, seeds, nut butters, olive oil, grape seed oil, safflower oil, avocados, and flax seed. This is just what I can recall but any monounsaturated fat. Also you can eat Real Dark Chocolate. Not the kind that is made with sugar as the first ingredient but the one with the cacao in it. Now I bought my first bar of that just yesterday and had a small piece as they suggests.
Ever since I started this meal plan I have been faithfully measuring my foods and tracking each calorie that I put in my mouth. To tell the truth, some days it’s hard to eat all of that food. I enter the bed time hour with no desire to find me something to snack on. One of the meals is a snack even if it’s 400 calories or you can have two 200 calorie snacks. But I can’t go below the 1600 calories per day. I checked the book out from the library and that’s why I decided to try it. Well…I did hear about the original one from Prevention. Yep this is the one with the Sassy Water. I haven’t made that since I started but I will. Now I’m not into “diets”, but this meal plan concept works for me so I will stick with it. I also kept an eagle eye on how much sugar was in the other foods and cut back on those that had more than 1 teaspoon in them. I know that WITH God ALL Things are possible. I’ve ALWAYS Known and Believed that. When I did that no eat sugar month, I knew that I TRULY got that conquered. You just don’t know the turmoil I’ve went through with that craving. Of course, some of you DO know. I give my Lord God ALL The Glory and HONOR for His Power In Me. It was in me ALL the time.
It would be so simple for Him to just take OUR cravings away. Then what good would that do for us. We learn by doing! I’m a doer of the Word and I’m BLESSED IN MY DEEDS! You too can bust that sugar craving. We were created to have DOMINION so that means SUGAR or ANY other food CAN NOT RULE over US! I’m staying on this path of SUCCESS and EXPECT To Keep Making PROGRESS every day for the rest of this life. Thank YOU LORD!
Blessings to All!
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