Prayer Requests for Week of April 8th, 2018

Hey all!

As always, please leave your prayer requests in the comment section below or email them to me at atozmom.wordpress@gmail.com and I’ll get them up asap.

Thank you all for your prayers for the election.  Alas, I lost, but that is okay.  That door God closed and I’ll await the opening of His next one.

Prayer requests for my husband for advancement in his profession and for me to find a career.

Have a blessed and amazing week ahead!

Inspirational Quotes: Joyce Meyer

God sees greatness is us we don’t see in ourselves.

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Prayers for Easter…

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Hey all!

Happy Easter!

Please leave prayer requests and updates.  You can email them to me at atozmom.wordpress@gmail.com or post them in the comments below.  I love praying for you all and firmly believe in the power of prayer.

Mine:  I am running for a local election where I live.  I would like prayer in this endeavor.  I am still awaiting word on my interview so pray that a job offer would be forthcoming soon.  My husband is would like prayer for promotions soon in his job.  He also is really struggling with what God wants him to do for the rest of his life.  He would like prayer for direction to hear God in his life.

God bless and Have an Amazing Week ahead!

Faith

FAITH

How did I get the faith I have today?
I studied, I asked, and I prayed
But how did I get the faith I have today?
The Bible assured me that was the way

It started out as a tiny seed
A taste of Your love had been revealed
I knew in my heart that I wanted more
I opened Your Word and begin to explore

The way to Faith was through Your Word
The message is clear, you have to hear
Faith was to know Jesus, that’s what I heard
His love, His life, faith became real

Jesus is the perfecter of my faith
Faith I now truly embrace

How did I get the faith I have today?
The Bible led me all of the way

By:

Lissette Trahan

COMMENT ON FAITH

Faith is the most vital part of being or becoming a Christian.
It is a seed that is implanted in our souls when we read the Bible.

In Hebrews it says
“without faith it is impossible to please God”

When I opened the Bible for the first time,
the last thing I had was faith.

One day I was back in the U.S. reading and seeking.
Still with the tapes and the books from the cult
that were given to me with the Bible. It was
confusing reading the truth and a lie at the same time.

I gave up, threw the Bible on the floor.
Before I got up I asked God
“Are You really there”?

I wasn’t expecting anything. My heart leaped.
God knew I needed that.

As I read the Bible the shock of what I had been missing
for so many years dawned on me. I also realized that
receiving that faith was a gift from God.

The way I received that Bible was a miracle.
God sent someone to the jungles of Belize.
The grace of God.

Ephesians 2:8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved,
through faith—and this is not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.

A Sinner

A SINNER

There is a bible story about David, the King
Mostly when talked about, it is about his sin
What I see is a story of Grace and Restoration
Rejoicing I thank God, there is no separation

David
A man after God’s own heart
He was the greatest sinner
And yet You called him that
What did he do? He loved you
Repenting for a start
Accepting what sin did to him
He never turned his back

Lord let me learn a lesson
From this man who stole Your heart.

By:

Lissette Trahan

COMMENT ON A SINNER

One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story of David.
David had many qualities described in his own writings.

He was trusting
Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear

He was loving
Psalm 18:1
I love you, O Lord, my strength

He was repentant
Psalm 25:11
For the sake of your name. O Lord, forgive my iniquity,
though it is great

It shows the grace and love of God. Anything is forgiven if I repent.
I am a sinner and there is great comfort in knowing that I have a God
who is greater than any sin.

What I learned was that no matter what problems or how hard life
becomes I accept it never doubting that it will be for my good.

I want to be a woman after His own heart.

Acts 13:22
“I have found David the son of Jesse,
a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill
all my will”.

God’s Faithfulness

GOD’S FAITHFULNESS

God’s faithfulness keeps me alive
I used to be so unaware
I know now how to survive
When I pray I know He’s there

I didn’t want to let Him in
But He wouldn’t give up on me
He just kept right on knocking
Waiting so patiently

He knew I belonged to Him
Chosen before time began
He wouldn’t easily let me go
He loved me, sinning as I was

Once I opened that locked door
His love took over my life
How did I miss it before
His faithfulness was my guide

Now I am so aware
I see His faithfulness everywhere
In gratitude I kneel in prayer
My life surrendered in His care.

By :

Lissette Trahan

Comments on God’s Faithfulness

Why did it take me so long? I think back and realize He
was always there. What made me finally look and
know that is was all true.

My first look was in the Bible, but even then I did not
look with an open heart. I remember being so skeptic.
The one thing I did right, I kept seeking. I was about to
give up. I sincerely cried out and asked
“Are You really there?”

God was faithful. I have since read in the Bible
“Seek and you will find me when you seek me with all
your heart”. God kept that promise and my life
changed.

There is no secret. You have to really want it, want to
know Him.

God will be faithful to the end. I almost rejected Him
completely but He would not let me go. I thank God
that He did not let my heart become hardened.

I would not have survived.

Jeremiah 29:13 NIV
“You will seek me and find me when you
seek me with all your heart”