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    On the Journey of Life
          A personal look at the daily lessons learned along the journey of life.

    Tue, Jul 15th - 11:45AM

    Praying God's Word

    I have often felt a desire to know and pray God's will, but though I have looked into the how of it briefly, I have never really pursued it. Yesterday I was finishing a book on prayer and it talked of praying God's Word. I had heard of this before, but this time the idea seemed to come alive. A major way that God's will is found is through His Word. When we pray His Word back to Him, we are praying His will! Again, I had heard this concept a bunch of times, but never really sought to apply it. This time I decided I would. As I read the Bible this morning I found multiple portions of Scripture that can be prayed back to God. But the one that aided in awakening this new desire was Joel 2 where God He speaks of pouring out His Spirit in the last days (Joel 2:28-29). This is a very powerful passage and I have decided to begin praying it back to God every day. When I awake and I when I lie down. Let me show you what I mean. An example of praying God's Word back to Him based on this passage would be to say, "God, I know that You have promised a great outpouring of Your Spirit in the last days. I read it in Your Word. And so I pray that it may be so. May You indeed pour out Your Spirit on all flesh. May the sons and daughters prophesy. May Your old men dream dreams and may your young men see visions. May You pour out Your Spirit on all flesh. I pray this in accordance with Your will and therefore, claim that it will be done. In Jesus' name." You don't have to use the same words as above and you can use so many passages from Scripture (1 Corinthians 13, Philippians 2:1-11; the Psalms, etc.) The possibilities are endless. Now that I have had my eyes opened to this principle I don't know where it will lead me, but I feel excited and unprepared at the same time. And I'm sure it will be an adventure.

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    Mon, Jul 14th - 9:08AM


    This week God has been revealing to me some of the roadblocks that hinder me from pursuing the ideas and dreams that I have. Like most everything He's been teaching me lately He been doing it through my family (and my own words). I've always told people that if they want to do something and feel God leading them in a certain way then they should do it and not let anything get in their way. Yesterday, during a time of family devotions, my dad was talking about witnessing and how there are a lot of things we let get in way. While my mind had that thirty second denial time my heart was realizing something. Over and over again God has shown me that there are two things I use as excuses for why I don't ever pursue any of the ideas I get for Bible studies I want to start, or witnessing trips I want to go, etc. Those two things are family and circumstance. "My family needs me right now." "It's just been so busy." And a lot of other good sounding reasons. But in reality, I'm just scared. Scared to actually step out and do it. Afraid something bad will happen if I take my hand off the situation. And laziness. Stepping out takes effort and risk. And while I've told others that it's well worth it, I haven't really listened to my own advice. God once again reminded me of that yesterday. And this time I want to listen. I've got a birthday coming up and I want to do something different and meaningful. I have one or two ideas, but I have yet to act upon them. Today I'm going to get the ball rolling. I've always said that I trusted God no matter what. It's about time I start living it.

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    Tue, Jul 8th - 12:42PM

    Where I'm at Right Now

    This is a very interesting thing to think about. God is doing a lot of amazing things lately - not the least of which has been His healing of the pain in my mom's knees. Last night we had an amazing family prayer meeting - just us and one neighbor from up the street. You could feel the presence of God in that room. The day before we spent hours studying and reading the Bible together and ended the day with a campfire in the backyard. Life isn't a piece of cake right now. I have no idea what I am being told to do in regards to my future, but it's in moments like those above that I can get focused and remember that God is faithful, whatever else may be going on. He will always be the rock that we can stand on. And I am so thankful that that is true.

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    About Me

    Name: Chelsea Statler
    ChristiansUnite ID: marie
    Member Since: 2014-07-08
    Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
    Denomination: Non-denominational
    About Me: I am 21 and enjoy reading, writing, being outside, and spending time with the people I love.

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