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One Thing Prayer

Chilly —  January 8, 2015 — 6 Comments
Due to subzero temperatures, crazy windchill and predicted snowfall; Courage Church has cancelled our midweek Equip prayer meeting & Bible study. However, we can STILL pray and encourage each other online and through social media!  So, take 40 minutes this evening, grab your journal, some post-it notes, a pen and a Bible — then use the following guide to focus your prayers. Then post one or two things that God spoke… Cool?  Go for it!

One Thing Prayer // 40 Minute guide

PRAYER POST-ITSlowly and prayerfully speak each passage of Scripture, out loud, several times. Then pray to apply the truth to your life. Listen for specific ways the Holy Spirit may instruct you to respond. Write it down & obey. (Spend 5 minutes per passage)

One thing I ask of the lord— the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the lord all the days of my life, delighting in the lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. Psalm 27:4

Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good? … You must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. 1 Peter 3:13,15

Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. Philippians 1:3-5

Trust in the lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6

H
umble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 
8Come close to God, and God will come close to you. James 4:7-8

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 take joy in doing your will, my God, 
for your instructions are written on my heart.” Psalm 40:8


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ever be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.  
Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. Romans 12:11-12

Give thanks to the lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.  Psalm 107:1-2

In the comments, please share ANY prayer request or answers to prayer! We would love to pray with you and rejoice with you!  You are NOT alone and you are LOVED! Big time!

New Outlook!

Chilly —  January 7, 2015 — Leave a comment

Get His heart into your head
& see the world through LOVE.

heart in head

God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life. John 3:16

We have a mission of love that God initiated through His only Son, Christ Jesus. Living this mission changes everything — in us and others! Allow the Holy Spirit to transform your thoughts and vision into the very purpose you were created. Begin to live out, with unstoppable passion, the adventure of love that you were created to live! And, suddenly, your world will begin to transform before your very eyes!

Striving to live His love,
Chilly

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Death Wish

Chilly —  January 5, 2015 — Leave a comment

He asks nothing but death,

and you desire nothing but life.

How can you put up to Him a prayer for his grace, with a restriction that He shall only send it by a channel demanding no sacrifice on your part but ministering to the gratification of your carnal pride?
–  François Fénelon

dietoselfThere’s a simple fact that I find my self quoting quite often: you can’t get the right answer IF you don’t ask the right question. We want all of God’s blessings & grace but we’re unwilling to live a life of sacrifice and honor. We solemnly confess: “God, I want to know your will for my life” — how can He possibly answer this question? His desire is that you lose your life and follow His will — yes,  join Him in what He’s doing and not the other way around. The TRUE Christian life is an awesome adventure filled with adrenalin-rushing passion, heart-pounding prayer, character-developing solitude and excruciating obedience. You must pay the price to be REAL. No short-cuts, no exceptions and no excuses!

Jesus put it this way:  “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. “ Matthew 16:24 (MSG)

Dying to self is not a figurative & religious tag-line or motto… it’s a literal requirement for discipleship. Life is tied to it… Suffering is a certain reality – flesh never wants to die. But, pain is weakness leaving the body. No one should be foolish and subject themselves to ‘punishment’ to expedite the process – that’s not how it happens.  Dying to self is the process of submission – completely & quickly – to our Lord’s perfect will.  An increase in His presence and His Word fine tunes it… and trust me, IF you don’t want to die to selfyou won’t…  your spiritual sounding allibi will be supported by the masses who, like you, want the appearance of holiness but without the power.

  1. Hate this post?
  2. Where are you at in the process of really LIVING?
  3. You’re on one scale, God’s on the other – which is ‘heavier’?
  4. Have you discovered the honor in sacrifice & obedience?
  5. And now …  ?

Living a DeathwishChilly

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