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Most of the incredible gifts that God has placed in my life, I can owe to a specific prayer I do all day, every day 🙏🏼
This powerful form of prayer gives you humility and helps you to accept that all good in your life stems from this beautiful, infinite, limitless source that always want the best for you 🌀
The ACTS Prayer
A | adoration
C | confession
T | thankfulness
S | supplication
Thank you for this day MOST HIGH, mother, father, creator of all ✨ I love you so much and I praise you ❤️ Please forgive me for any of my wrongs. I thank you so much for all the blessings you continue to bestow upon me 😇 I ask and pray for you to help me to attract everything that I desire and none of which I do not 🙅🏽♂️ I accept that I can do all things because everything I do through you. So be it. So it is. It is already done, and I thank you so much for granting it so. To you be ALL THE GLORY. Amen 🙏🏼
The ACTS prayer is part of my life on a daily basis. It’s become part of who I am and what I teach. You DO NOT need to be a religious person to believe in God or the power of prayer. You just have to have faith in what might not currently see with your eyes 👀
Happy Saturday! Did you know that on February 23, 1455, Europe’s first mass-produced book - the Gutenberg Bible - was printed with movable type in Mainz, Germany? The book was a Latin language Bible. Bring your Bible tonight and join us at 5:00 PM in the Chapel as pastor Steven Madsen brings us a message from Acts chapter 3! We look forward to seeing you this weekend! #BayLeafBaptistChurch#NorthRaleigh#Saturday#Worship#Acts#Go#Tell#Trivia
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I listen to you and I know where you coming from.
Don’t swear to me by God. Promises of man are vain and broken. •Think before you speak •And when you speak make sure truth pour out from your lips.
This isn't exactly what I think of when I want to be encouraged in my faith. Yet this was exactly the message given to the followers of Jesus in Acts. Paul and Barnabas "returned to Lystra, to Iconium, and to Antioch, strengthening the disciples by encouraging them to continue in the faith and by telling them, 'It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God.'" (Acts 14:21-22). What a great reminder though, of the heart of Jesus: “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me."
(Matthew 16:24). @hbcharlesjr puts it so wonderfully and simply: "If your devotion doesn't cost, your devotion doesn't count." When we face difficulties in the Christian life, rather than feeling like everything is going wrong, perhaps we need to plan to endure; navigating the expected difficult journey with prayer, the Word of life, fasting, and the grace of fellowship.
Paul had just been stoned and "dragged out of the city, thinking he was dead." He was miraculously healed, but I can imagine him delivering this message of enduring many troubles, still covered in bruises.
It may not be our calling to endure the afflictions of the Apostle Paul, but how much of what we are faced with, do we complain about? How much do we resent God for giving us too much to handle? How often do we question God's involvement in our lives because our trials have not been lifted? 🙋😞 It might be simple: You've grown sick of this world's corruption and greed. You are tired of seeing the wicked prosper. You are discouraged by the fact that the material seems to matter more than the eternal. You don't understand why your spouse can't seem to change.
Endurance, in all these things, is continuing to live according to God's Word, because your hope is in the reward, justice, blessing, and healing that is coming.
Grip tightly the promises of God and do not let go. "Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life" (Rev 2:10). "Hold on to what you have until I come. The one who is victorious and keeps My works to the end: I will give him authority over the nations" (Rev 2:25-26).