pastor les

 

FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT THIS 
I HOPE TO BRING YOU GODS WORD IN FRESH MEANINGFUL WAYS. HIS WORD IS ALWAYS UP TO THE MOMENT REGARDLESS OF THE DAY WE ARE LIVING IN!         
 
THESE BLOGS WILL BE MOSTLY FROM DAILY JOURNALING.  I DO HOPE THEY ARE A BLESSING.   PASTOR LES
 
 
WHAT IS JESUS SAYING TO US TODAY?
I BELIEVE HE WANTS US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
PRAYER MAKES A DIFFERENCE
 
WELL JESUS SAYS THIS ABOUT PRAYER
 

REMEMBER THE WORD IS ALIVE

IT IS ALWAYS CURRENT TO THE TIMES WE ARE IN
 

Luke 11:1-13 NKJV

“Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, 

as John also taught his disciples.” 

So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, 

( This is how we address him, it is disrespectful to address your father any other way!

My Grandson has always called me PaPa, but hearing others call me Les he has started calling me Les, I refuse to answer to this title from him)
 

WE NEED TO STOP CALLING HIM BY TITLE AND START CALLING HIM BY OUR RELATIONSHIP TO HIM

HE KNOWS HIS NAME YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO HIM IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT TO HIM THAN THESE NAMES! 

AND HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW THIS
 

DO YOU WANT HIM TO ANSWER YOU BASED ON A TITLE GIVEN HIM

OR BY YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO HIM?
 

Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.” 

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IS COMMITMENT

PRAYER IS COMMITMENT 

SO FAR IN TEACHING US TO PRAY HE HAS LED US INTO COMMITMENT

YOUR WILL BE DONE?

BUT I WAS ABOUT TO ASK FOR THIS AND THIS?

COMMITMENT TO HIS WILL!
 

SUPPLY ME ENOUGH FOR TODAY?

I WAS ABOUT TO ASK FOR…

COMMITMENT TO HIS DAILY PROVISION, TO DAILY PRAYER

COMMITMENT TO HIS WILL, DAILY!
 

FORGIVE ME LORD AS I FORGIVE OTHERS…….. COMMITMENT 

I CAN ONLY BE FORGIVEN IF I FORGIVE!
 

LEAD ME AWAY FROM TEMPTATION 

COMMITMENT TO HIM LEADING ME AWAY FROM SNARES AND BY MY PRAYER COMMITTING MYSELF TO HIS PATH FOR ME
 
THEN JESUS TEACHES US ABOUT THE OTHER SIDE OF OUR PRAYERS
THE GOD SIDE OF PRAYER

And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 

and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; 

I cannot rise and give to you’? 

I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, 

yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs. 

“So I say to you, 

ON THE SUBJECT OF PERSISTENCE 

SO I SAY TO YOU

ask, and it will be given to you; 

seek, and you will find; 

knock, and it will be opened to you. 
 

THERE ARE SO MANY ANSWERED PRAYERS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN FOUND!

 

WE HAVE NOT LOOKED HARD ENOUGH TO FIND THEM!

JESUS SAYS AFTER YOU PRAY………SEEK
 
 

IF I HAVE TO SEEK IT IS NOT WHERE I CAN PRESENTLY SEE!

IF IT IS NOT WHERE I AM CURRENTLY LOOKING MOVE TO SEE IT

SEEK IN THIS SETTING IN THE GREEK MEANS SEEK!

GO LOOKING FOR THE ANSWER THAT IS OUT THERE!

IF I PRAYED INSIDE HIS WILL THE ANSWER IS OUT THERE!

WHEN DO I STOP LOOKING?

WHEN I WANT TO STOP FINDING

WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING YOU MIGHT JUST FIND THE DOOR THE ANSWER LIES BEHIND.

THEN WHAT?

WE START KNOCKING ON THAT DOOR TO BE OPENED!

JESUS EXPECTS US TO BE PERSISTENT 

JESUS EXPECTS US TO BE COMMITTED

JESUS EXPECTS US TO PRAY

 

PRAYER IS COMMITMENT 

WHEN YOU PRAY YOU MUST ENGAGE 

YOU ARE NOT REALLY PRAYING IF YOU ARE NOT ENGAGING 

FROM THE INITIAL ADDRESS OF FATHER

THAT IS COMMITMENT TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY

For everyone who asks receives, 

and he who seeks finds, 

and to him who knocks it will be opened. 

If a son asks 
 

(are you a Son asking or an outsider?)

for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? 

( I know son you asked for food here eat this rock?)

Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 

(Here son I know you wanted fish here is a snake?)

Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!””

Luke 11:1-13 NKJV

WHY DOES JESUS REFERENCE THE HOLY SPIRIT

BECAUSE HE IS THE ONE SUPPLYING THE ANSWERS TO OUR REQUESTS HERE ON EARTH

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS ACTIVE AND POWERFULLY HERE

JUST AS HE WAS BROODING OVER THE FACE OF THE WATERS AT CREATION

HE IS HERE ANSWERING THE WORDS OF GOD STILL 

THE HOLY SPIRIT CREATING AND FULFILLING 
 
              TIME FOR US TO TO COMMIT AND START PRAYING WITH PERSISTENCE!
 

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