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The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

God wants to have an intimate relationship with you on a daily basis, it’s our privilege to prioritize our schedule’s  to make sure we are putting Christ first in our lives. Matthew 6:33 seek ye the kingdom and his righteousness and all other things will be given unto you as well. What Jesus is saying here is that, if you put Him first in your life God will take care of your needs . He does not promise a life without trials and storms, but He does promise to go before you. Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Prayer is so powerful because it’s direct communication with God. You can do it any place , at anytime . Prayer doesn’t have to be some philosophical, big word discussion with God. Remember, God already knows what you need and what you’re going to ask for . So, you say why should we pray then if God already knows what we’re going to say? God loves talking to his children, He delights in it, He is also a jealous God Who does not want you to have any other gods besides Him. Exodus 20:5 you shall not bow down yourself to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God. We just have to trust him, He is good and always has our best interest at heart. I know you want the best for your children, God sees his children the same way. Did you know that God said in Exodus 22:23-if you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. God is listening for our prayers at all times. You won’t believe how much of a difference it will make in your marriage and family. There have been so many marriages and families destroyed over the last 50 years, it is very sad . We need to pray healing and restoration over our marriages and families from this day forward until Christ comes back to take his children home. Prayer is a wonderful gift we can hand down to our children for generations. We can make a difference in this world with prayer.

Jeff Bentz

Abide in Love

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, …

Learning to rest in God’s love is where you find you can breathe. Sometimes faith challenges us enough, but abiding in love takes faith to a whole new level. In a fallen world where love has been distorted it’s hard to grasp love at all let alone the fact that God is Love PURE agape Love. The Love of God is a tangible real thing that can be indulged in at any moment anytime. It can be experienced through all the senses if you just open your heart. Start today watch the sunrise or the sunset, listen to a child laugh or the song of a bird, feel the atmosphere around you that was Created to sustain you for you to thrive.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.

Unified Front

Unified Front

With more and more divorces occurring every day , it is most important that the prayer warriors and GOD fearing people stand up and be heard . We have to pray on a daily basis for marriages around the world . GOD has made it very clear in his word , what that looks like and how the household should operate . Men are suppose to love their wives like CHRIST loved the church , woman are suppose to honor their husbands . Parents need to be in agreement with what GOD is leading them to teach their children . With divorce , children can play their parents against each other and the child seems to almost always chose the household with the least amount of guidelines . Stand united parents , to raise up these children to be our future leaders of this GOD created world .

The Unseen Battle

When you fight about something , does it sometimes feel like you don’t know exactly what your fighting about or all the aspects of the fight .  For the guys , I’ll make this simple .  Sometimes we don’t even understand why our wives  /  girlfriends are upset or mad at us at all.  We feel like we have done nothing wrong .  Let me add a bible verse to hopefully explain some of the confusion .  Ephesians 6:12 ( NIV )  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood , but against the rulers , against the authorities , against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm.  Satan wants to kill and destroy your relationship and steal your JOY , JOY only comes from GOD .  There is a battle going on in the heavenly realm that most of us can’t see , it’s between spirits of good and evil , it most certainly affects our lives on earth .  I don’t know about you but I don’t like fighting with my wife , I would much rather live in peace and harmony on a daily basis . If you find yourself struggling to live in peace and harmony , and all of us do .  Here is a tip to help with that struggle .  Crack open your bible to Ephesians 6 : 10-19.  It will give you the weapons to fight in a spiritual battle , against things unseen .

 

Jeff Bentz

Staying Together

Kids are a precious gift from GOD , we are entrusted to guard their hearts from the things of this world . As parents we are called to love them first and foremost , my heart breaks when I see a child or parent that has gone through divorce . The pain and anguish it causes compares to none other . It is a relentless beast that rears it’s ugly head often . I know first hand how devastating divorce is on a family . My heart is to encourage you to stay steadfast and strengthen your marriage and family so you don’t have to endure the pain I have to go through on a daily basis . Love your family with abandonment, serve the LORD with all your heart , fight for your marriage and children no matter what . We were created to THRIVE, not just survive .

By Jeff Bentz