May 03 2013

Homeless, Not Hopeless

If you've ever looked at your life as the sum of your past mistakes, and thought it was hopeless, Charlie's story might changed your mind.

He called today to request Shawn McDonald's song, Rise. He said, it's the story of his life.  He was homeless for more than two years, living under a bridge in Atlanta.

Here is how he found hope, in a situation most of us see as hopeless:

 

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May 02 2013

Just Pray

Today, I want to free you from any guilt or shame about your prayers not being good enough.

Maybe you've experienced one of these moments too. You're at the dinner table, or at church when someone says an amazing long prayer, full of big words and bible verses, and you think - wow, I must not be doing this right. So you say AMEN, and feel not good enough.

Your prayers are not performances, they are personal conversations.

Today is the National Day of Prayer. The idea is a focused day of prayer for our country, and our leaders. You can find events going on in your hometown at K-LOVE.com

Or, you can just set aside time during your busy day to pray on your own. For our country, or just talk to God about your worries. Even if you don't know exactly what to say.

I started my day saying a prayer like this, 

"God, you know all my worries, you also say you will supply all my needs and your grace is sufficient to get through it. God, I trust you today. Help me trust you even more, so much that I don't worry about my future, and am able to enjoy what you've given me for today. -Amen"

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" -Philippians 4:6

 
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