My heart has been so heavy for the last year. Trial after trial. I kept asking God why things were happening and why people have to be the way they are. In my search for answers I found something that I feel is a calling for all believers. This may be long so get ready. The Christian people of Israel know what it means to count the cost. They don't have you make a decision for Christ for a few days until you have counted the cost of what it means to be a Christian. Here in America and other countries we give our heart to the Lord sometimes at a moment. For some they want God to touch them but they don't want the responsibility that comes along with being a Christian. We are taught about the fact that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and if we ask God to forgive us He will. We see God as someone who can change our lives, but there is so much more to it. We are in partnership with God also. I am not saying we are gods. I am saying that we are here to fight against the enemy. Our enemy is not flesh and blood, but against demonic forces and strongholds. We have power through Jesus to tear down those strongholds and command the demonic forces to flee. I am not saying we have to be perfect only to recognize when the enemy is at work and fight back through prayer and reaching others. God is a gentleman and He works on our behalf when we ask. If you do not ask, He will not. He wants you to invite Him to do it. We make excuses why we can't do things, but God just wants us to be obedient and He will take care of the rest. We are to pray and God takes care of the rest. To truely count the cost means to really know what it means to be a Christian. Being a Christian means that we have intimacy through prayer and praise and worship. This is our personal time with Him. I have found that when everything around me is caotic and things seem all wrong and even painful at times, I can find peace in His presence. I recently was going through a tough issue, and God revealed to me that i was trying to control things that I couldn't. His instructions was to just to praie Him in the midst of the storm. As I sought Him and done what He wanted, He began to take care of the rest. He worked my marriage out and brought me out of depression. I can't live on prayer and praise and worship just on Sundays and Wed. God wants all of me. He wants me to talk to Him daily. I know that many of you may have questions but I feel that I am going to make a series of this so you will have a little to think and pray about at a time. Until next time, may the Lord bless you and keep you.
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