Friday, October 24, 2014

Neighbor Relationship


Reflect

  1. In what ways am I empowering my neighbor?  In relation to my neighbor, am I living the life that Jesus Christ has laid out for me?
  2. In what ways am I falling short in my relations with my neighbor?  (i.e. name calling, gossip, etc)
Think

Jesus has set the example and stressed the importance of how we need to treat our neighbors.  


Revised Standard Version (RSV)
29 Jesus answered, "The first is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one;
30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.'
31 The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."


Pray
Heavenly Father, you have sent your only son to light the way for the world.  Your Son has set the mark on the world and has laid out the model in which we are to follow.  I pray that I may treat my neighbor as you call me to and to be the person you designed me to be.  Do not allow me to settle for less.  I pray this in the Powerful, Powerful, Name of Jesus Christ.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Prayer Process

1. Gratitude: Begin by thanking God in a personal dialogue for whatever you are most grateful for today.

2. Awareness: Revisit the times in the past 24 hours when you were and were not the best version of yourself.  Talk to God about the situations and what you learned from them.

3. Significant Moments: Identify something you experienced today and explore what God might be trying to say to you through that event or person.

4. Peace: Ask God to forgive you for any wrong you committed and to fill you with a deep abiding peace.

5. Freedom: Speak with God about how he is inviting you to change your life, so that you can experience the freedom to be the best version of your self.

6. Others: Lift up to God anyone you feel called to pray for today, asking God to bless and guide them.

7. Thank Jesus personally for dying on the cross for your sins and attempt to picture this sacrifice that he went through.

8. Finish with the Our Father Prayer.

#7 is my addition 1-6, 8 are from Matthew Kelly.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Beware of worldly possessions and do not chase them.  Live for Jesus!


  • Reject worldliness;
  • Do not participate in gossip.  
  • Return to the solitude of prayer. 
  • Come back to the Lord and give praise.

A wise man works to bridle his tongue and fears the Lord.  A wise man knows his limitations.  Heavenly father help me to know and overcome the limitations that are holding me back.  I pray this in the name of Jesus.