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Ch 81 Impatience

Thoughts:

How many times do I show a lack of respect or have not been the person God designed me to be due to impatience?  Patience is one thing that is lacking in today's world.  We live in an instant gratification society. There is no patience in the world.  It's a me-me, go-go, and fast-fast world.  Patience is not something that most individuals carry out and could be said to be going extinct.  We as Christians must uphold the gift of patience.  God is calling us to be patient with others and show mercy when called upon.  Mercy will be shown to us as we show mercy.

Pray:

Heavenly Father, please assist me with being patient.  Guide my day.  Strengthen me in patience and understanding.  I must align my ways with Your Ways.  Lord Jesus, you are the Way, the Truth, and the Light, help my heart be more like thine.  I love You.

Amen.
Ch 80 Anger

Thoughts

How do I interact with individuals that are confrontational?   What do I say when someone else says something hurtful to me?  When I get angry what other items are going through my mind?  Is there something else bothering me or a root to the problem?  Am I blinded by my rage?

One needs to be meek and should follow the prayer of meekness.  Do not let anger blind you to a higher way of thinking.  Do not act on animal instincts, but spiritual ones.

Pray:


Jesus Meek and Humble of Heart…make my heart like unto Thine. Amen.

Ch 79 Generosity with God

Thoughts

One should practice a spiritual exercise daily whether they get enjoyment out of it or not.  The best way to do this is to set  a time and a place to do so and base it out of habit.  This will ensure it gets done on the good days and the bad. 

By following God's Will it will allow one to become the person that we were designed to be.  God's Will is enough and we need to follow it with our all.   Listen to the still and ask God for His Will to be done.

Pray

Heavenly Father, please allow me to perform a daily practice of prayer and meditation.  Help me to follow You and understand that Your Will is not always my will.  Your Will we be what I will accept and follow, help me  to know it.  I pray this in the Name of Jesus. 

-Amen

Part 4 Overcoming Bad Habits

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Part 4 Overcoming Bad Habits  --"My Daily Bread"

Summary/Thoughts

It has been stated before that man can become a slave to sin.  Many times individuals get wrapped into a bad habit which one becomes a slave to.  One of the major problems today for many men is pornography.  Many men are enslaved to this issue. 

I came across this image over the weekend when I was reading a book and it spoke to me about the damage that pornography does not only to one's soul, but to one's mind.  Not only pornography, but whatever other garbage one is watching on television, internet, etc.  The correlation is the same for all of the senses.  God has designed us for good, but we must fight the spiritual battle that the devil wants us enslaved to sin. 


One should practice implementing good habits in their life.  When one practices good habits, it assists in removing negative aspects out of their lives.  Understanding the actions we do in the day and planning out the day is one way we can a…

Ch 78 God's Word to the Desolate

Ch 78 God's Word to the Desolate

Summary/Thoughts:

God's Will is not always our will.  Help me to put my trust in Your Love and Mercy.  Help me to accept Your Will and live my life to the fullest.  Help me to be the man You Want me to be.

God knows my inner most secrets.  Nothing is hidden from Him.  God is one of Ultimate Power and Might.

None of my belongings belong to myself.  I am only a steward of the gifts God has given me.

Pray:

Heavenly Father, please continue to bless my life.  Please continue to guide me and assist my trust in You.  Allow me to realize that all positives are a blessing.  Continue to clean up the sinfulness in my life.  Help me to make the best use of the gifts, talents, and resources for Your Greater Glory and Honor.  Help me to understand You more and help me to understand myself.  I am nothing without You.  I pray this in the Powerful, Powerful, Name of Jesus.

Amen.

IOC Ch 1 Imitating Christ

Conforming your life to Christ is no easy task.  One must be united in progressing to this level of maturity.  Don't waste your life, but start preparations at this moment for eternal life.  Time is passing by and we do not know our last day.  

Eccl 1:8 

All things are full of weariness;
a man cannot utter it;
the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
nor the ear filled with hearing.
Pray:

Heavenly Father,  please forgive me of my sins and allow me to align my life with You.  I am nothing without You and ask for You to unite me into Your Love.  I can not perservere by myself.  I ask for Your Grace to assist me in overcoming daily trials and tribulations.  I pray this in the Powerful Name of Jesus.  
-Amen

Ch77 Progress in time of Desolation

One may get good feelings from prayer, but this may not always be the case.  One must persevere even during these times of desolation.  God does not owe us anything, but we owe him everything.

Spirituality should be conducted as an exercise to ensure it will be carried out all time.  Like exercise it takes determination and strong will.  Many individuals make it part of their routine and this assists in conducting the spiritaul exercise daily. 

Pray:

Heavenly Father,  thank you for this day and for the ability to have free will.  During this time I turn to praise your Heavenly Name.  I love you and ask you to assist me through this day.  Help me during times of desolation and to prepare my heart for this Holy Week.  I pray this is the Name of Jesus. 

-Amen