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I had step away from a while, a few days ago I was so sad by the spiritaul warfare I was under and my sin. My wicked sinner I cried. I called a friend she started praying for me, from that God awaken my heart. To the great need of prayer in my life. I thought I would share this with you, I sent out to my friends asking them to seek the lord with for ask 20 days or so..
I Hope you come and seek the Lord with me and ask the Lord to bring a Revival in our Hearts... And our nation..
I am three days behind but this month is Haystack Awakening Prayer They did it last year around this time...
It is Oct 1-21 A time of seeking the Lord and praying for a Revile in our Nation.
I hope you can print this out and go through it..
"Two hundred years ago, on the campus of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., a group of five students were meeting outdoors for intense prayer when a sudden thunderstorm hit and sent them running for cover in a nearby haystack.
Those young men kept praying, and God responded in such a powerful way that the first six mission sending organizations in North America were born out of what became known as the Haystack Revival movement."
"Join other believers all across the country, along with Christian leaders and co-host Nancy Leigh DeMoss as we seek God together for a fresh work of revival.
I just listen to one Today it was wonderful Greg posted about it too..
This "live" prayer meeting will take place on Christian radio beginning September 15, 2007. Join us for twelve consecutive Saturday mornings from 10 11 a.m. ET"
Also here is another prayer guide for 21 days
you may like this more.
Day 1.. Revival must start in our Hearts.... How hungry are we?
What is Sin?
Do we hate our sins? Do we see as the Lord see it.. Or are we so wicked to
say that which is evil as good. I know I have.. Have we made Little of Sin
wow is us,, Lets come and repent.. Come lets confess our sins to one another.
May we learn the Evil of Sin!! Let us cry out to understand the depth how much God hates sin. Let us see OUR SINS as rebellion against God. Let us see how sin is
in opposition to Gods ways. Let not make sin little but see it as it is WICKED ACT.
" Sin is a revolver in the face of God sin is infinite evil, a volition of His law and will not be ignored"
Open our eyes by your mercy...
To pray and ask the following, and God to refresh us..
1- Love God with all mind soul heart?
which ways to do I love other things
what things have I loved for then God?
2- Do I delight in spending time God?
Is being in his word more important then all worldly things?
3- What is our hunger for God? How much do we seek Him?
Do we delight being talking with God?
" He loves Thee too little who loves anything together with Thee
which he loves not for thy sake" Augustine
4- our Bible times, motion or deep?
5-pride are we humble?
6-pity and worry? job money children family
7- Coldness in prayer?
8-Fear of man? How many people have we told of Christ this week?
9- Lack of trust? in Gods word
10- Holiness? Do we want to be holy as he is holy or is talk?
for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me,
the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves,
broken cisterns that can hold no water.
"Is Israel a slave? Is he a homeborn servant?
Why then has he become a prey?15 The lions have roared against him;
they have roared loudly.They have made his land a waste;
his cities are in ruins, without inhabitant.
Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!
For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what iat you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment. only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
What are things that we can do?
Get a small group together and start praying... ( friends)
Guys be willing to lead a group....
Be willing to fast.. and pray..
Give up TV, going to movies. From events sports...
Pray for your pastors
Pray walks around your city
" This is the engine that will drive the Church Yes I want you keep coming on Sundays But the Tuesday night is what is what all about." the prayer meeting" Jim Cymbala
" you can tell how popular a Church is by who is coming on Sunday morning
you can tell how popular the pastor or evangelist is who comes on Sunday nights But you can tell how popular Jesus is by who comes to the prayer meeting" unknown
In In LOve
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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11
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we know everything about spiritual life but how to live it We have lots of talk of prayer but little of it
divine experience was born out of the desperation to break free from the routine of the status quo and the bondage of the spirit of the world that has infiltrated our lives as believers
Do We Want have a Divine Experience? Do We hunger and long to Be with our God?
How much do we delight in our God? What is the importance of prayer? Why must we pray?
Prayer is when we acknowledge our great Need for God. And we are in Great need our nation is full of wickedness our Church are looking like the world. And Even we are of need of humbling and repenting. It is time to Seek the Lord. To know him and to delight in being with him.
May we take this time to set aside all non- essential activity and seek Him!!
Repenting of sin and compromise in our lives turning back whole heartedly to God and living and applying the word to our lives
I pray that By Gods grace he will restore our cold hearts to bring us to a deeper intimate love with God.
Eph. 5:2- And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Col 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthy nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry
Be killing sin or it will be killing you John Owen
The evil of Sin?
John Piper - Stated a ver strong definition of sin in these words: what make sin sin is not first that it hurts people, but that it blasphemes God. That is the ultimate evil and ultimate outrage of the universe
Let us seek the Lord with fasting and pray.... Humble us
*Do I tell God what I am going to do, Or do I say whatever you ask Lord?
Do I yield to Gods word?
*I am thankful for my brothers and sister in Christ?
Do I really love them? Do I pray for them daily?
Are willing to have same mind as Christ giving up all rights
our money, time, house, car, comfort, food, clothing, for others
*Pray in the spirit?
*Are we tender hearted and compassionate for our brothers and sisters
are willing to die for them and wash their feet?
*Willing to obey even if mean death.
Where are we not obedient?
*Driving in the car- are we kind in our thoughts to others drivers?
Are praying for others around us? Are we obeying the rules of the road?
Are we speeding? Are we wearing our seat belts?
* Our bodys - are we taking care our bodies? What are we eating right?
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Prov. 4: 14-15 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way evil man, Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go your own way
Lets Humble ourselves before the Lord... To Stop saying pointing the out others sins, but to ask God to help us see our own sin.
humbling ourselves seeing our great need for God
Are we willing to wait on God and not say we are busy.. Isa 64:4 wait on the Lord
Are we proud?
If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves..
*Are we willing to bend to God and be humble?
*Are those who prefer our ways more then Gods?
*Are we self centered self indulgence and self love
* Pride keeps us from honesty confessing our sins acknowledging our failure before God and man and are stubborn in our own ways
* how long will you refuse to humble yourself before me Ex 10:3
* Humility is the reality of your entire dependence on God for life and all its dimensions pride the very root of all sin, is the loss of the sense of who God is and exaggerate belief about who we are
Until we humble ourselves before God we cannot truly abide in Gods presence or experience His favor
The evil of Sin
Pray we see how sin in our lives in taking from God is all these areas:
*The Glory of God is not Honored
Where Has MY Sin not given glory to God?
Eat or drink do all things for his glory
*The Holiness of God is not reverenced
Where Has MY SIN not kept me from seeing God in all His Holiness?
When Has MY SIN not fear the Holiness of God?
* The greatness of God is not admired
Where Has MY SIN kept me from admiring God Greatness?
*The power of God is not praised
Where Has MY SIN kept me from seeing Gods mighty power in my life?
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Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, 36and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. Luke 12:35-37
Today there are many Pastors in America that are not teaching the whole Word of God
There many whom are watered out and preaching a different Gospel
We are not to add or take away in doing so it no longer is the Gospel
There is a great need for old Gospel to be preached again. Lots of mans centered thoughts and ideas have come in to our Churches. Thousands in America think they are saved
because they said a prayer once in there life.
Let us pray for Strong leaders.
*Men who will stand before His face and hear His voice daily,
*Men who have no desire in their heart for anyone or anything other than God Himself,
*Men who fear Him so greatly that they hate sin in every form and love righteousness and truth in all their ways,
*Men who have overcome anger and sexually sinful thoughts, and who would rather die than sin even in thought or attitude, Zac Poonen
May God show us where we are fearful of Man.. And havent shared our faith..
Let be that when we open up our mouths we would fearful and boldly make known the Gospel
Let our heart be so Joyed in Christ that we will be unstoppable.
The Great Evil of Sin
* The truth of God is not sought
Where has MY SIN kept me from seeking Gods word?
*The goodness of God is not esteemed
Where Has MY Sin kept me from esteeming Gods goodness
Where have I failed to thank God for his goodness in my life?
* The beauty of God is not Treasured
Where Has MY SIN kept me from Treasuring Christ above all things
and falling in love with His beauty?
May we pray and confess... Let us seek the Lord.
1- Do we fear God?
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.Matt. 10:28
2- Do all things for His Glory? Not to us but to His name.. All we do eat drink be to his glory
3-Are we imitators of God , reflecting his glory in all we do?
4- What does our love God look compared to those we love here on earth?
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
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Thank you brother for your post.. May those that God leads will call in and share their hearts in prayer.
Let us keep awake and pray all the more.
Changes Us God Humble us, we cry out. We are of great need of you.
In his love
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Blessed is poor in spirit..
Humility is the first step in submitting to who God is. Its a great response
to his Lordship, leadership, and the authority of His word and ways.
When we choose to humble ourselves, we deal with the very core of our sinful nature. Then we are in the place where Gods grace and mercy can be poured out on us.
Do we depended upon our strength? If what are ways we do so?
Help me to understand, that I must decrease so that You can increase in me.
From : http://www.thedivineexperiment.com/divineguide.pdf ... Seeking for 21 days
Are we eager to reminder the poor?
In AZ 6,100 Children are in foster care.
1 in 6 Children have no health care.
1 in 5 Children live in poverty.
90 parents are reported for possible abuse or neglect
1 in 4 AZ Children are in poverty.
Every year 296,000 Children live poverty
What are we doing to help the poor?
Evil of Sin
The faithfulness of God is not trusted
Do MY SINS keep me from trusting in God?
The promises of God is not relied upon
Do MY SINS keep me from knowing His promises and
trusting in them?
The commandment of God are not obeyed
Do MY SINS keep me obeying God?
Who is like you majestic in holiness awesome in glorious deeds is doing wonders
* Do I Remember what God saved me from.?
* Do I thank God for his saving work and grace in my life daily?
. Think upon Gods mighty works.
* I thank God I am no longer slave to sin?
* Do I Fight for justice for the poor? What I am doing?
*What I am doing about the 40 millions babies that have been killed and thousands killed every year?
*How do I treat the sojourned?
* Who I am willing to welcome in my home?
Hear my prayer O lord Let my cry come to you Ps 102
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We want to made much of we want people to like us and amire us and speak well of us. It is a deadly drive. Jesus warned us, Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled: and whoever humble himslef will be exalted Matt 23:12 John Piper
Apart from us experiencing and implementing Jesus humility in our lives in God and ministries will be feeble and mostly fruitless.
http://www.thedivineexperiment.com/divineguide.pdf . Seeking Him for 21 days
Jesus humble himself before men and before the father. He never sought his own honor, but for the Father
* May we repent of Seeking honor form men, and trying to please me.
* May we repent of having fear of men.
* May we repent of desiring mans praise more then Gods
* May we repent of exalts our deeds and goods works.
* May we repent of thinking more highly of ourselves then we should.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
We are busy in the Church, but what about outside in the streets of our city? Some are many bible study and groups within the Church.
* Who is feeding the hungry?
* who are visiting the Sick?
*Who know their neighbors?
* Who have their neighbors over?
What are doing to serve the poor and the lost in our city?
Evil of Sin
The dare of Gods justice, the rape of His mercy, the jeer of His patience, the slight of power, the contempt of His love!
The justice of God is not respected
Do MY SIN keep from fighting for justice?
The wrath of God is not feared
Do MY SIN keep me from fearing Gods words?
The grace of God is not cherished
The presence of God is not praised
* Do we live to please God and not Man, more worried about offending God then man?
*Have we fought to keep truth? Or have we come to believe lies?
* do we remember the poor? Do we bring into our homes and feed them?
* where are we not truthful?
* what lovers do we have? I called to my lovers but they deceived me
* do we fall face down before the Lord?
I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy
because he incline his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as Long as I live Ps 116
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You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. James 4:4
* Ask the Lord to show all that which we love that in the world. To Show were we have be friend the world.
* LET us REPENT.. Of our love we may have for the world.
What area do you struggle with? What areas do you enjoy?
* Food? Movies? Dress? TV? Sleep? World thinking?
The work of the Holy Spirit is to manifest the active presence of God in the world, and especially in the Church Wayne Gruden
Do we rejoice at our great privilege of being able to be in Gods presence?
* What is our view of Gods presence? How is it biblical or non biblical?
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, Rom 8:15-16
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8
* How can we draw near?
* what are ways you lack in drawing near to God?
* what things are keeping this from happening and why?
I have not come to do my own will but that of the father John 6:38
* are we seeking for Gods will to be done in our lives?
So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.
I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
* what things do I think I can do without God? Or what I am doing in my own will?
So Jesus said to them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.
Jesus emptied Himself of His divine prerogatives as eternal deity and became a servant so that God might be all His life was one of absolute submission, trust, and dependence on the Father
* Do I seek Gods will in all we do?
* May I repent of not fully trusting and surrendering our lives to Christ.
* May I repent of own desires, goals, motives.
Your kingdom your will be done on earth and in our lives..
Understand fully what he will is..?
* Do I speak about others who are in Church or at work?
* I am Open with time and home?
*Who do I rely on? On God or jobs? Our husbands or wives? Or Churches? Or friends?
*Who do I call to when trouble comes? God or people? What is My trust in God?
*What do I value in my life? How much time do I give for God?
* Then how much Time with other things, I enjoy?
* Selfishness, thinking of self before others?
Create in me a clean heart O God and renew a right spirit within me Ps 51
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what struggle will we face when say we will pray?
What will we face when we cry out and say here I am. I am yours? What will it be like?
What if cry ? What if longed? How I ask will it be until our eyes are not longer dry?
I started this heart of prayer a two weeks now. Of asking and of seeking my God. I am ask what does it mean to Seek God? and why Now? Do I keep what with everything eles? What do I give up?
I know That I left my house and sought many places I thought will able me to pray..
then to find I can't pray at all, I am to hot or cold, or other things. Has this happen to us all?
Then where do I go? Where is my specail pleace I can pray?
I set out a place. But I woke and still battle was there. Why I ask God to help me to pray?
Didn't know my longing? But there was somthing more he wanted to teach me? I pray one day with fire and another with none?
Why one with passion other with every word with struggle? Why is it I am unable to pray?
It is my heart cry over and over? I said I want to seek you? then it hit as a dear prayed for me. I was saw as light came down I am in sin.. Confess and turn. And so I did, and the more I sit and wait to hear the more he helps me pray.
It wasn't and never has been in my power to pray. I am no wonderful spiritual person. But it is all His grace.
So when we come and seek Him, it is to have a right view of us and of Him. and they sin in our lives mass it up.
So when we come to seek him let come with a heart that wants to be done with sin.
Why? for it does not bring glory to God..
How wonderful our God is to be sought. If you are battling in prayer as I am let us pray for each other. If you are longing to seek God and know Him more, Come let share of what he is teaching with each other. And if you are wanting to seeking God and humble yourself, then let repent our sin together.
Come dear beloved let seek God and be humble and repent and confess...
In his love
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