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Building in God #4 What is Worship?

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Bob Pittman, a pastor in ND at a church we attended, used to pray every service “Help us Lord to honor you.” Today when I stepped into the church door, that’s what I prayed. That prayer struck me as a simple thing I can pray when I don’t FEEL like worshipping God.

When I have things i feel but shouldn’t say, When I’m hurting, when I am even a bit disappointed in how things are going right now……When I do not know exactly WHAT God is up to or why his answers seem to take so long…….

This is a prayer I can grab onto. “Help Me Father to Honor you.” 
It reminds me of B. Hinn who said he was called, but didn’t want to go and God told him to pray “Pray that you’ll be willing to be willing”

Sometimes the things God asks us to do seem staggering, or imposssible. Sometimes our friends or companions seems to make light of how hard the struggle is. Some days when you have taken many hits from “life in general” it’s a big effort to jut get out of bed, and keep doing the right thing. SOMETIMES we don’t know how to pray.

Some days we are just tired of having hope, and wonder if it would be better to give up, give in and wave the white flag at the devil and say Fine …….’just do me in” There are days I can’t even articulate how I feel-and I wish I DIDN”T HAVE FEELINGS!

But then, I”d be a robot. I would not feel love, or passion, or any of the wonderful things God wants me to feel. So in our grief, even in despair we can still Honor God with our Lips, and pray our heart comes in line with his. ‘Father, help me to Honor you”

It was the very best I could give today, and it led to exuburant an sincere Worship!!! thank you Father! thank you! you are my strength, you are my song. i will praise thee, all day long! And Worship? It’s telling God how much you love him! Right? Pretty simple 

Laura Grace PS. thank you Bob!

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Building in God #3 Walking on Water..and out of thin air!

walking on waterI wouldn’t be where I am today without God (this I know).

As I look back I see so many times I really was a “water walker” but I did not see it then. I am reminded of the time I had no clothes dryer, we live in an apartment in Minnesota. If you’ve ever lived there, it’s pretty hard to get your clothes dry in a damp basement.

I called the used appliance store and purchased a washer but they had no dryers. I said Father you are big enough to bring me a dryer! Out of thin air! After I said that I went about my business.

A couple of days later I smelled gas in the house and the maintenance man was called, and came over. He said:

“it looks like you are getting settled in.” I said yes If I had a dryer my life would be complete. He said “Someone moved of another apartment and left their dryer behind, I don’t know if it works, do you want it?

“Sure,” I said. He went and got it for me (not his job)

And sure enough, it worked! We Moved there with 2 kids, 17 large boxes, and NO furniture. My son was crying “will I have a bed?” My mom gave us a bed, the Baptist church gave us a bed after we got there. We were even given a car! (Wow) …

I can still see that guy standing in front of the church saying “I’ve had this car for a long time, praying about who to give it to” And I’m going to give it to them” (and handed me the keys).

When we moved to Minnesota, I had to sell our car to afford the Uhaul. We had to move there, my ‘ex” had caused us to lose our place to live and we literally had no place to go except “this one place” where the door opened up for us so we had to go. I was studying how God opens doors no man can shut and this one door opened…….so we went!

I had searched and searched for an apartment where we lived and none could be found (and he had caused us to be evicted).

The point Is I said “You will provide” and i refused to believe any different. that was during the time God was giving me the 3 P’s. I am your provider, protector and I Prosper you. Prosperity is ANYTHING OVER WHAT YOU NEED!

In the land of Milk and Honey it was ……Milk and honey, houses and land. A place to Grow Vineyards! not fancy vacations or big fancy cars.

Don’t tell me God doesn’t do miracles. I know better!! (and that is just one story out of many many many …….) #godisgood #testimoniesofGod  

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