Aug 17 2012

Power of Prayer

The power of prayer...people who pray after getting angry their anger dissipates quicker.

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8/17/2012 6:32:39 AM
sandra United States
sandra
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. The road to success is not straight. There is a curb called Failure, a loop called Confusion; speed bumps called Friends; red lights called Enemies;caution lights called Family. You will have flats called jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination; an engine called Perseverance; insurance called Faith, and a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success!!
8/17/2012 2:36:20 PM
Jeanine United States
Jeanine
Kankelfritz-
Thank you for posting this on prayer.  
As I have been praying specifically for a boy in Thailand God led me to hear about your special needs daughter Abby.  They happen to share the exact same physical limitations! They call him 'baby John', he is about 8 years old, and he lives in a orphanage with about 75 other kids. His total care rests in the hands of two other children (ages 8 and 11). Aside from these boys carrying him to the Chapel each morning at 5am, he does nothing but lay on the kitchen floor  each and every single day.
They call the incredible woman who runs this place (often without volunteers) "Momocat".  
Upon leaving, our daughter Makayla and her friend Whitney asked Momocat what they could provide that would make a significant difference for the kids. She requested a highchair for Baby John so he could be up off of the floor.
As I have been trying to help them find one (hours spent on the computer)I now see the problem they have had; Since he can't sit up on his own, which one will be most helpful? What about the ones that are like durable wheelchairs that have a tray and can dual as eating/activity chairs (that flex his feet etc)?  
Can you please help with some insight for this precious child? And what toys can we get him to promote stimulation and learning?
ps I have been praying for your family as well.
8/20/2012 5:30:54 AM
Andrew United States
Andrew
Hey guys! Good morning!!! Phil. 4:4, as you said, "...always be full  of joy in the Lord..." I heard your morning show as I was getting ready to sit down with God's word, and I heard you guys talking about "asking God 'why'?" and if it was okay or not.  I thought of a ministry program I used to watch called "Love Worth Finding Ministries," by Dr. Adrian Rogers.  It really stuck with me.  I believe asking why is a natural part of being human and only seeing "dimly" as Paul alludes.  God sees around the corners that we can't so to speak, and we know He understands our thoughts from a far, right?  So then, I encourage you lines of thought and go to scripture; can we ask "why?" Well, yes, of course.  Do our children ask "why?" More important to keep in mind is how we will respond as followers of Christ when the "why-times" come to bear.  Taken with what you guys already talked about, we're in a good place.  Jesus was in the garden talking to His Father asking if there was another way, yet His response was that of obedience and trust in God.  

Don't know if you'll get this in time, but maybe God will choose to use it.

Take care and Stay In Grace,

Andrew
8/20/2012 7:50:14 PM
Jeff United States
Jeff
Earlier this morning, while I was driving, I was listening to the morning show, and you guys were talking about never asking God, "why".

I say this... God has already answered the "why".

If we are having an easy life, or a very hard life, or just an in between life. God IS our Father in Heaven. He wants to give us every good thing. However, if we are not on the right track, he will chastise us, his children.

All that being said, here is the scripture that God has given us to answer the question, "why"?

7 And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.
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