We ALL are ONE in Christ, Amen.

Why am I? What is my purpose?

Why am I here? What is life all about? What is the meaning of life? How we answer these big-picture questions is important so we can live with hope and a sense of purpose in times of uncertainty, pain, and frustration.

What is the meaning of life according to the Bible? According to the Bible, knowing God is the meaning of life because He is the “author of life” (John 17:3). The meaning of life is not based on things we see in the world “for life is more than food, and the body more than clothing” (Luke 12:23).

What does it mean to know God? Why can’t we base the meaning of life on relationships, career, or personal happiness? Understanding the answer to these questions in the Bible gives a sense of purpose and fulfillment in our lives.

https://www.openbible.info/topics/why_do_i_exist

What is the meaning to life? Why am I? What is my reason/purpose? A routine question that strikes us at moments of reflection/trial. What is “Life”?

God, as The Author of life, brings meaning to life. Everything God created was meant to show what God is like. God created a world with a purpose, by His design. The world we live in and the life of every person has a purpose and is not just the product of chance, random events, and biological selection.

1

Prayer helps you develop a relationship with God

Just like your parents here on earth, your Heavenly Father wants to hear from you and talk to you. When you pray, He listens. Then He answers your prayers in the form of thoughts, spiritual feelings, scripture, or even the actions of other people.

2

Prayer helps you gain an understanding of God’s loving nature

The scriptures teach, â€śGod is love” (1 John 4:8). You can feel that love as you speak daily with Him through prayer, seeking His guidance in your life.

3

Prayer provides answers

Praying and listening to the answers God gives you can help you better understand your purpose in life. God will help you understand why you are here and what you can do to return to live with Him after this life.

4

Prayer helps you find direction in your life

When you privately pray to God, you can work through serious decisions in your life. God always listens and often provides the specific answers and guidance we seek. Even when He chooses not to answer immediately or in the way we might have hoped, prayer itself is a way to find peace.

5

Prayer gives you strength to avoid temptation

Jesus counseled His disciples, â€śWatch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation” (Matthew 26:41). Through prayer, we can overcome temptations to sin. Pray for God’s help to keep you from making wrong choices. This will give you the strength to do what is right.

6

Prayer aligns your will with God’s will

The purpose of prayer is not necessarily to tell God how you want Him to do things. Rather, it’s to better understand Him and His ways, bringing yourself into alignment with His will. As C.S. Lewis is often attributed as saying, prayer “doesn’t change God. It changes me.”

7

Prayer and regular fasting can help you accept God’s will

Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights before He began His ministry on the earth. As He did this, He communed with His Father in Heaven in prayer. Likewise, if you pray and fast, you can feel closer to God and better understand the things He wants you to do.

 

8

Prayer can work miracles

Throughout the scriptures, we see many examples of the Lord working miracles as an answer to prayer. In Old Testament times, the prophet Daniel was thrown into a lions’ den because he refused to stop praying. When he prayed to God in the lions’ den, angels appeared and closed the mouths of the lions. Through daily prayer, you can also experience personal miracles such as healing, peace, and forgiveness for sins.

9

Prayer invites the Holy Spirit into your life

As you pray daily, you invite the Holy Spirit to be with you and to comfort and direct you. The Holy Spirit can give you answers, help you feel God’s love, and bring feelings of peace and joy into your heart.

10

Prayer helps you become more like Jesus

Jesus set the perfect example of prayer. If you try to follow His example through prayer, you will become more like Him and develop a better relationship with Him and Heavenly Father.

We might know the first part of this promise; the latter?

Each day has its own troubles. Commit your ALL to The Creator – The Source of everything AWESOME and good and true and filling, Amen.

This verse reminds us of the primacy of Heaven and the need for our commitment to finding salvation in the afterlife. Through trying to become more perfect for our Lord in the image of our Savior Jesus Christ, we allow ourselves to become better people here on Earth. This is the meaning of righteousness added on to us; for if we allow the example of Christ to inhabit our lives, in readying us for the afterlife, our deeds on Earth cannot help but please God more.

And we pray:

Lord God, my eyes are trained upon Your Heaven, striving to become every day more like Your only begotten Son. In this, grant me strength Lord, for I know righteousness, virtue and bliss will follow me wherever I walk in Jesus’ name and light. And it is in prayer Lord, that I ask You to safeguard for me a place within Your Heavenly Kingdom, for I know my body may fail, as quick as all tomorrows – but Your paradise lives on, burning bright in the hearts of angels. Amen.

Flavor you can “see”…

How can we be salt and light in today’s world? Jesus tells us in the last part of this passage; let people see your good works. Of course this presumes that we are doing good works and that we are not doing them to look good, but to glorify God. Everyone can recognize a hypocrite. We can tell when someone is showing off. We also can recognize people who do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. Not only are we supposed to be the light of the world but to point out to others the lights in our world. So often the people we hear about are those doing the wrong thing. How often do we hear about the true heroes in the news, the people who go about their business quietly volunteering in soup kitchens, homeless shelters, after-school programs, and in so many small ways that make a big difference in people’s lives. These are the ones who are lighting up our communities, salting our world, making a difference. This is supposed to be us. It is our job to go into our neighborhoods, our communities and make a difference by bringing our Christian values into the workplace, our families and in whatever situations we find ourselves in. These values determine the way we do our jobs, the way we raise our children and love our spouses, the way we vote and every other aspect of our lives. We are called to make a difference.

And we pray:

Father, Your grace has brought me forth, shine through me I pray in Jesus’ name. Your Word is The difference, Hallelujah! LORD, move me to live Your Word I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Start right…

Whether you jump out of bed in the morning or attempt to hit snooze as many times possible before waking up, it is important to invite God into your day. We do not wake up each day hoping the sun will come up, because it is the regular faithfulness of the Lord Creator who perfectly keeps our solar system running in order. There are so many little things that we can easily neglect to acknowledge the Lord is at work in each day. Here are seven morning prayers to start your day.

My Creator God, Elohim,

Thank You for Your gift of life. Thank You for the warm sun that You bring up each morning. Thank You for the trees and plants that provide oxygen. Thank You for rain to sustain us. Thank You for Your creation of the materials for my home. Thank You for creating my loved ones and community. Thank You for being intentional about every detail of your designs in nature. You are so worthy and honorable. As I wake up today, help me to have open eyes to Your beauty and glory in Your creations of people and of nature. Help me to be in awe of who You are today.

Amen.

Amen.

So, I wished to give praise…

To Whom, What, Where???? Let’s praise…

Come let’s praise The Lord: He is Jehovah, Nisi.


Take two minutes and Just call these names, don’t Stop

  1. Wonderful
  2. Counsellor
  3. Prince of Peace
  4. Eternal Rock of Ages
  5. King of Glory
  6. Mighty God
  7. King of kings
  8. Lord of lords
  9. Lord of hosts
  10. Lilly of the valley
  11. Healer
  12. Deliverer
  13. Provider
  14. Creator
  15. Potter
  16. Day Star
  17. Cornerstone
  18. Prophet of prophets
  19. Saviour
  20. I AM THAT I AM
  21. Wisdom of God
  22. Head of the church
  23. Governor
  24. Righteous Judge
  25. Protector
  26. Rock of salvation
  27. Shield
  28. Merciful God
  29. Gracious God
  30. Faithful God
  31. Giver
  32. Victorious in Holiness
  33. Consuming Fire
  34. El Elyon
  35. Jehovah Raphael
  36. Jehovah Rohi
  37. Jehovah Jireh
  38. Jehovah Elgibor
  39. Jehovah Sham ah
  40. Jehovah Shalom
  41. El Olam
  42. Defender
  43. Redeemer
  44. Comforter
  45. Trinity in Council
  46. Instructor
  47. Teacher
  48. Inspirer
  49. Reminder
  50. Invinsible God
  51. Hope of Glory
  52. Lion of Judah
  53. Root of Jesse
  54. Man of war
  55. Lamb of God
  56. Sustainer
  57. Convincer
  58. Light of the world
  59. Restorer
  60. Silencer
  61. Stiller of storms
  62. Proclaimer
  63. Father of the fatherless
  64. Husband of the widow
  65. Smith of heaven
  66. The Way
  67. The Truth
  68. The Life
  69. Bread of life
  70. Bread Winner
  71. Champion of champions
  72. Winner of winners
  73. Composer
  74. Author
  75. Finisher
  76. Glorious in Holiness
  77. Fearful in praises
  78. Sleepless God
  79. Ancient of days
  80. Ageless God
  81. Eternal God
  82. Excellent God
  83. Powerful God
  84. Leader of leaders
  85. Chief Inventor
  86. Convener
  87. Compassionate God
  88. Commander-in-Chief of heavenly host
  89. Worthy King
  90. Overseer
  91. Moulder
  92. Shaper
  93. Breaker
  94. Praiseworthy God
  95. Helper
  96. Richer than the richest
  97. Older than the oldest
  98. Trustworthy God
  99. Arranger
  100. Master Builder
  101. Master Planner
  102. Master Minder
  103. Arrester
  104. Relentless God
  105. Voice of hope
  106. Beautiful God
  107. Alpha and Omega
  108. Game Changer
  109. Our Refuge
  110. Our fortress
  111. Our Buckler
  112. Our Banner
  113. Strong Tower
  114. Unchanging changer
  115. Rose of Sharon
  116. All in All
  117. Pillar of our lives
  118. The First Born
  119. Lamb that was slain
  120. The Glory & lifter of our heads
  121. The word of God
  122. Our Advocate
  123. Our High Priest
  124. Bishop of our souls
  125. High and Lofty one
  126. Almighty
  127. Our Best Friend
  128. On time God
  129. Lion of Judah
  130. Omnipotent
  131. Omnipresent
  132. Omniscient
  133. Consumming fire Adonai
  134. The beginning & the end
  135. Living water
  136. Unquenchable fire
  137. Awesome God
  138. I salute your excellency Baba
  139. Battle stopper
  140. Unquestionable God.
  141. Jehova shikenu,
  142. Mighty one in battle.
  143. Glorious in Holiness,
  144. Fearful in praises.
  145. Mighty man of valour.
  146. Miracle worker.
  147. Rock of ages.
  148. Merciful God.
  149. Advocate.
  150. Always doing wonders.
  151. Amen and Hallelujah.
  152. Answer to prayers.
  153. Intercessor.
  154. Interceptor.
  155. Balm of Gilead.

There is no one like Him. To Him be the Glory, forever, Amen

Sistren and Brethren, references:

God is…

1. Almighty (Exodus 6:3)

2. Compassionate  (Psalms 145:8)

3. Consuming Fire (Deuteronomy 4:24)

4. Everlasting Arms (Deuteronomy 33:27)

5. Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)

6. Faithful (Psalms 92:2)more

7. Faileth Not (Zephaniah 3:5)

8. Faithful and Just to Forgive (I John 1:9)

9. God of gods (Deuteronomy 10:17)

10. Good (Psalms 136:1)

11. Gracious (Psalms 145:8)

12. Great (Psalms 147:5)

13. Holy (Psalms 145:17)

14. Jealous – He wants to be the only God in your life. (Deuteronomy 4:24)

15. Just (Psalms 89:14)

16. Love (I John 4:16)

17. Lord of lords (Psalms 136:3)

18. Merciful (Psalms 136)

19. Mighty (Isaiah 9:6)

20. My Advocate (I John 2:1)

21. My Comforter (Psalms 119:50)

22. My Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)

23. My Deliverer (Psalms 18:2)

24. My Fortress (Psalms 18:2)

25. My God (Psalms 18:2)

26. My Helper (Psalms 30:10)

27. My Hope (Psalms 71:5)

28. My Redeemer (Psalms 19:14)

29, My Refuge (Psalms 62:7)

30. My Salvation (Psalms 18:2)

31. My Shield (Psalms 28:7)

32. My Strength (Psalms 18:2)

33. Nigh unto them that are of a broken heart (Psalms 34:18)

34. No respecter of persons – what He’s done for others, He can do for you! (Acts 10:34)

35. Our Creator (I Peter 4:19)

36. Our Peace (Ephesians 2:14)

37. Powerful (Jeremiah 32:17)

38. Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)

39. Rewarder of evil (II Samuel 3:39)

40. Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)

41. Righteous (Psalms 145:17)

42. Rock (Psalms 18:2)

43. Same yesterday, today and forever.  (Hebrews 13:8)

44. Slow to Anger (Psalms 145:8)

45. Strong and Mighty (Psalms 24:8)

46. Sure Foundation (Isaiah 28:16)

47. The King of kings (I Timothy 6:15)

48. The Way, Truth, Life (John 14:6)

49.  Understanding (Psalms 147:5)

50. Wonderful (Isaiah 9:6)

We could go on…. Give God praise for ALL God is in Your life – ALL, Amen.

We are blessed with The Spirit, Hallelujah.

So many believers spend their time not really sure if they are “saved.” Because they find themselves stumbling at times, they become unsure of their position in Christ. You will sometimes hear these people say, after going to the altar, “I got saved again.” This need for reassurance comes from a lack of understanding of how the spirit of God works. The Bible tells us that God has given us His Spirit. It dwells within us. But it is only through love and our understanding of God’s love that His Spirit is able to affect change in us. When His spirit begins to influence our hearts, that is the clearest evidence we can have that we “remain in Him, and He in us.” God’s Spirit bears witness in our lives to what God has done in our hearts.

And we pray:

Lord, thank You for Your Spirit. You abide in my heart and teach me Your ways. Your Love changes my heart and my mind and I am indeed made new. I pray that all of Man may see You working through me and the evidence of Your presence in my life shows in my actions. Amen.

Praying and hearing The LORD.

God is constantly speaking to people. But too often, they miss out on hearing God’s messages because they seek His guidance only occasionally – usually when they’re going through a crisis or facing a major decision. Then, with a dire need to hear from God, people become confused and frustrated when they don’t clearly hear what they should do. They start to wonder how to hear from God and why they aren’t.

It doesn’t have to be that way. God wants everyone to hear His messages clearly, and it’s possible to do so. The key is to forget about formulas and gimmicks for hearing from God, and to focus instead on developing the kind of relationship with God that will empower you to hear God speaking regularly. The closer you get to God, the more you can enjoy ongoing conversations with Him, both listening and hearing from Him, and the more God will use those conversations to transform you into the person He wants you to become.

Here are 10 ways how you can hear from God and recognize his voice regularly:

1. Recognize that God created you for a personal relationship.

By design, the way you hear best from God is in the context of a friendship with Him. God intends for you to figure out His will freely and intelligently as you engage in regular conversations with Him. God’s will is to be personally present with you and speaking with you moment by moment as you go through life. Then you’ll grow to understand Him more and become more like His Son, Jesus.

2. Consider your motives for wanting to hear from God.

Honestly reflect on why you want to hear from God. Is it because you’re truly open to whatever God has to say and committed to putting His guidance into action and fulfilling His purposes, even when doing so is challenging? Or is it for a selfish reason, such as wanting to feel righteous or comforted? Confess and repent of any wrong motives. Ask God to give you an openness to hear and respond faithfully to what He wants to tell you.

3. Make your goal more than just hearing God.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33

While it’s important to hear from God, that shouldn’t be your ultimate goal. Instead, make your main goal to become a spiritually mature person in a close relationship with God. That’s the only way you’ll clearly and correctly hear what God has to say to you.

4. Know that you’re important to God, but be humble.

Have the confidence that God is willing to speak to you just as powerfully as He did to the people in the Bible, because He values you just as much. However, don’t let pride creep into your soul, because you must be humble in order to faithfully receive and respond the messages God has for you.

5. Don’t try to force God to tell you something.

No matter how much you want to hear from God about something or how hard you may try to convince Him to speak to you, you’ll only hear from God when He chooses to communicate with you. Focus on developing a respectful relationship with God and wait for His timing to deliver messages to you. Also, if God chooses not to give you specific guidance about something you’ve prayed about and what you’re considering is within the Bible’s moral principles, you can confidently go ahead and make your own decision about what to do and be within God’s will.

6. Recognize that God communicates in many forms.

God may choose any one of many different ways to communicate to you, according to what’s best at particular times and in particular circumstances. You may sometimes hear God’s message in dramatic ways, such as through angels, visions, or miraculous events. But more often, you’ll hear God speaking through your thoughts, and He will use ordinary practices such as reading the Bible, praying quietly, learning from circumstances, or seeking counsel from other Christians to reach out to you as you think about them. God will use dramatic means to get your attention when necessary, but His goal is for you to be so closely connected to Him that you’ll pay attention whenever He speaks to you. Usually, God speaks through what people have described as a “still, small voice” to encourage those He loves to choose to keep walking closely with Him through life.

7. Renew your mind.

Since God often speaks to you through your mind and wants you to develop what the Bible calls the “mind of Christ” (the ability to make decisions as Jesus would), it’s crucial for you to follow the Bible’s urging in Romans 12:2: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” As you invite the Holy Spirit to renew your mind every day, He will cleanse it from such dirt and clutter as false beliefs and attitudes, unhealthy feelings, and misguided plans. Then the Holy Spirit will replace all of that with true thoughts that reflect God’s purposes.

8. Invite The living Word to help you when you read scripture.

The Word of God is a living, creative force – Jesus Himself – and He is actively at work when you read God’s written Word – The Bible â€“ prayerfully. When you read the Bible, ask Jesus to make the Bible’s words come alive for you and become conduits through which He sends His thoughts, faith, and love into your soul. Then focus on what He sends you and orient yourself toward it so it will begin to transform your life.

9. Recognize God’s voice above all others.

By experience, you can learn to recognize God’s voice when He speaks, and to confidently respond to what He says. When thoughts recur, pray about them to discern if they may be coming from God. Keep in mind that God will never send you a message that contradicts the Bible’s principles. Also, God’s voice carries the weight of authority within it, and expresses a spirit of peace, confidence, joy, reasonableness, and goodwill. If you think that God may speaking to you, ask Him to confirm so as you study and meditate on the Bible, as you’re alert to the circumstances you encounter, or as you experience the Holy Spirit’s impressions in your mind.

10. Set aside time regularly to listen for God’s messages.

Make a habit of intentionally and expectantly listening for whatever God may want to tell you. It’s more important to become a person who listens regularly to God than it is to constantly ask God to give you guidance.

Set aside sometime today to begin listening for God’s voice and hearing His promises and plans for you. Keep a journal to remember the things God brings to life in you.

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