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What Have I been Writing on Medium?

I am joining the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes. Join me. 

I am writing in a blogging platform called Medium. Visit me.

 

This has become an annual tradition inspired by the Write 31 Days challenge,
which takes place every October.
For Write…
fiveminutefriday.com

Here are my first five posts written in Medium. – a new blogging platform

Day 1 — How Did Your Fabulous Story Begin?   

The prompt is “story”.

Day 2 — How I was Afraid but Learned not to Fear

The prompt is “afraid”.

Day 3 — How and What Do You Believe?

The prompt is “believe”.

Day 4 — Do you Cry, “Why, Lord” When Things Go Wrong?

The prompt is “why”.

Day 5 – How Much or How Little Do You Share?

I am trying to catch up.

If you want to find me on Medium click here.

Stay tuned to more updates.

Hope everyone is doing well.

May I pray for you and me today?

Lord,I pray that the person reading this post is focused on You. I pray that they will continue to put your first. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Why Did Jesus’ Life Go From Adulation to Execution?

Why we need to be transported back to the first century to find the real story of Easter

I’m joining Five Minute Friday today with the word prompt “why?”

why

“Why?” I think this is the most asked question in our lives.

From the everyday:

Why can’t you remember?

To the deep:

Why:

Isn’t there peace?
Can’t people get along?

And to the deeper?

Why did Jesus have to die?

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WHAT CAN I PRAY FOR?

What Can I Pray For?

by T. L. Wiens

QUESTION

What Can I Pray For?

I recently ran into the idea that we must only pray for what we need. Although I don’t agree, it did get me thinking about what should be the nature of our prayer requests.

David prayed for many things in the Psalms― safety, forgiveness and, at times, his prayers were praise to God. David’s prayers seem to go far beyond what I would label as needs.

In Romans 8:15-16 we read:

“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:”

“Abba” translates as “Daddy.” What would I ask my daddy for?

Since our excitement losing our roof, wind bothers me. Is it a need for the wind not to blow? Some might argue that I need more faith that God won’t let the roof blow away again. Whatever the case, I have prayed on several occasions for the wind to stop blowing and God has heard my prayers. On one particular occasion, I looked at the forecast—three solid days of wind. I cried to God and the wind stopped. We had three days of calm. Was it a need? Not really but God heard me and answered.

Should we limit our prayers to only what we see as needs? Romans 8:26 says:

“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

If I don’t even know what to pray for, how do I know when my prayers encompass my needs? I talk to God about everything. I leave my requests in His hands and trust He knows my needs and will differentiate between the frivolous and the necessary. He is, after all, my “daddy.”

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Tammy Wiens

Tammy lives in Saskatchewan with her husband. They have four children. She enjoys gardening, walks along the beach and being on the farm. She has a passion for her faith, studying the Bible and prayer.

She has published two books; Where a Little Rain Comes Down and Making the Bitter Sweet. A short story, “May’s First Christmas” appeared in Christmas Chaos, a collection of stories about Christmas experiences that don’t make the fronts of Christmas cards. “Careful What You Whisper” is another short story about Tammy’s experiences after breaking her back. It can be found in A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider. Visit T. L. Wiens for more information about Tammy’s books and workshops.

 

GOD WANTS TO HEAR MY PRAYERS

How do I know that God wants to hear my prayers? (Part 2)

by Janis Cox

Last week I talked about the reason I feel that God does hear our prayers. That reason was God’s POWER. He CAN.

Today I want to talk about why he wants to hear our prayers.

I think that He wants to hear our prayers because of His abundant love and grace. We have a God who loves us so much that He made a way for us to connect personally with Him, through His Son, Jesus.

Isn’t that amazing love?

The Cross demonstrates to us how much God willingly gave up for us so we can communicate with Him and He with us. “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8 NIV).

We want to be able to “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:18,19 NIV).

I know that He is my Heavenly Father because of His love. How can I NOT talk to Him if He loves me this much?  This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him” (1 John 4:9 NIV)

His LOVE is another reason that I know my prayers are important to Him. He wants me to talk with Him (pray); He wants to hear me; He wants to answer my prayers but only as far as He know what is BEST.

My Gratitude List for this week:

  1. My Mom who taught me to care for others
  2. My sister whose capacity to give of herself is extraordinary
  3. Friends who like the REAL me
  4. Women in my Bible study in Arizona
  5. Water – whenever I want it
  6. Connections by Internet with my kids
  7. Birds at the feeder

Prayer:

Father, I know you WANT me to talk to you. I know you love me with an unending love. Help me to keep this communication open between us. In Jesus’ name. AMEN