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Let us pray over this website we're about to visit, hopefully with pure intentions, desiring a closer walk with God, just as it was in the garden of Eden, before man's fall. The difference is, today we have been purified through the blood of Jesus Christ whom we have received as God's invitation for us to re-enter His holy ground. Let us say and mean each word...   

 

 

 

 

"Our Heavenly Father, we pray for your guidance and discernment as we strive to further understand the ways that your adversary works against us all. Keep your mighty hand with us Lord and send forth your ministering spirits to protect us at all times. We rebuke all evil influences and bind their spirits in your Holy name, through the blood of your son Jesus Christ and by the power of your Holy Spirit” -AMEN

 

 

THIS IS A HUMBLE PLACE WHERE BELIEVERS GATHER AND PRAY OVER NEEDS, WHETHER IT BE PERSONAL OR CORPORATE: OUR FAMILY MEMBERS NEED PRAYERS; OUR HEALTH AND OUR JOBS DEPEND ON PRAYERS; AND OUR COUNTRY IS IN A DESPERATE NEED OF PRAYERS. OFFERING HEARTFELT PRAYERS FOR PEOPLE WE DON'T EVEN KNOW IS A HUGE SACRIFICE. GOD HONORS ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T REFLECT "SELF", OR BENEFIT "SELF"; HE SMILES WHEN WE'RE ABLE TO SET ASIDE OUR OWN NEEDS, AND ARE ABLE TO FOCUS ON HELPING SOMEBODY ELSE WITH THEIRS.

PLEASE, IF YOU FEEL LED, PARTICIPATE IN SHARING THIS BURDEN WITH US, AND JOIN OUR TEAM OF PRAYER WARRIORS. THE TIME IS NOW; THE HARVEST IS GREAT; WE SIMPLY NEED MORE WORKERS. WE THANK GOD FOR MAKING THIS BLOG AVAILABLE TO ALL MEMBERS OR VISITORS WHO WANT TO PARTAKE IN THE EXCITEMENT OF SERVING HIM THROUGH FERVENT PRAYERS. MAY THEY BE BLESSED FOR THEIR INTENTIONS, AS WELL AS FOR THEIR EFFORTS. WE SIMPLY ASK THAT THEY LEAVE A KIND WISH WHILE FLIPPING THROUGH THE PAGES, UNDER JESUS' PRECIOUS HOLY NAME.

                                                                              "HOW GREAT IS THE LOVE THE FATHER LAVISHED ON US

                                                                                  THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED CHILDREN OF GOD" 1 JOHN 3:1

 

ONE OF THE GREATEST PRIVILEGES THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US BELIEVERS IS THE ABILITY TO COME TO HIM IN PRAYER. THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER IS NOT TO BENEFIT US BY GETTING US WHAT WE WANT, OR TO GET RID OF AN UNFORTUNATE SITUATION, OR TO ALLOW US TO GET BACK AT THOSE WHO HAVE GOTTEN UNDER OUR SKIN. THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER IS TO DRAW US CLOSE TO THE HEART OF THE FATHER SO THAT OUR WILL, OUR DEEPEST DESIRES, OUR PASSIONS WILL BE THOSE OF THE FATHER, AND NOT OUR OWN. WHEN WE DRAW CLOSE TO THE HEART OF THE FATHER, THEN HE WILL BE GLORIFIED THROUGH OUR LIVES, OUR WORDS, AND OUR WORKS DONE FOR HIS GLORY. PRAYERS ARE NEVER OFFERED IN ORDER TO GAIN PERSONAL BENEFITS; THEY ARE CONSIDERED PART OF OUR DAILY SACRIFICE BY TAKING TIME TO SIT WITH THE FATHER, AND SPEND VALUABLE AND MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS WITH HIM. THEY ARE NEVER TO BECOME A RITUAL; WE OUGHT TO LOOK FORWARD TO BEING WITH HIM MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE. HE DESERVES THE BEST AND THE MOST OF OUR ATTENTION, SINCE HE IS THE PROVIDER OF ALL THAT WE ARE; AND ALL THAT WE HAVE; AND ALL THAT WE ARE CAPABLE OF ACCOMPLISHING. OUR WORDS NEED NOT BE ELOQUENT, BUT HEARTFELT. IN FACT, GOD IS PLEASED WITH US IF WE DON'T TRY TO COME UP WITH PERFECT SENTENCES: HE WANTS TO HEAR OUR OWN WORDS, AND NOT SOMEONE ELSE'S. REPETITIONS ARE BORING; NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT THEY ARE ALSO OFFENSIVE TO GOD.

 

                                                            "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON

                                                                               THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH

                                                                                              BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE" JOHN 3:16

 

HELLO THERE...MY NAME IS ALIS. I HAVE ALWAYS LONGED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN ANY WAY THAT I POSSIBLY COULD; MAKE LIFE A BIT MORE TOLERABLE FOR SOMEONE; AN ACT OF KINDNESS; A SIMPLE WORD OF WISDOM PERHAPS, HOPING TO LESSEN CERTAIN UNNECESSARY DIFFICULTIES. YET THE GREATEST HELP COMES FROM INTRODUCING THEM TO GOD THROUGH THE GOSPEL MESSAGE.

HOWEVER, WE MAY NOT ALWAYS BE AT THE RIGHT PLACE, OR AT THE RIGHT TIME FOR EVERYBODY'S NEED OUT THERE. WE MAY SEE SOMEONE BEING MISTREATED OR MISLED, AND NOT BE ABLE TO INTERVENE. IT'S AMAZING WHAT A SIMPLE, YET HEARTFELT PRAYER CAN DO. IT IS CAPABLE OF BRINGING GOD'S ATTENTION UNTO THEIR SITUATION. WE MAY NEVER FIND OUT HOW EFFECTIVE WE HAVE BEEN AT THAT POINT IN THEIR LIFE, NOR SHOULD WE EVEN CARE TO KNOW, AS LONG AS GOD RECEIVES ALL THE RECOGNITION. THEN IT'S EASY FOR US TO UNDERSTAND THAT, ONCE UPON A TIME, SOMEONE ELSE'S  PRAYER HAD A HUGE IMPACT ON OUR OWN SALVATION. SUCH PERSON COULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD RELATIVE OF OURS, OR A PERFECT STRANGER WHO SIMPLY  HAPPENED TO HAVE A CARING HEART, FILLED WITH COMPASSION. WE ARE, NO DOUBT, DEPENDENT UPON EACH OTHER'S MERCY, AS WELL AS GOD'S UNFAILING GRACE WHEN IT COMES TO OUR FREE GIFT OF SALVATION.

                                                                           "LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU" JOHN 13:34

 
MANY OF MY GOD AND HEAVEN RELATED QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED ONE REVELATION AT A TIME.  I CONTINUE TO CARRY A GREAT DESIRE TO KNOW AND TO UNDERSTAND BETTER, JUST SO I CAN BE MORE LIKE HIM.  I'M PAINED AND EXCITED ALL AT THE SAME TIME WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT CONVICTS ME FOR ANY REASON; BECAUSE I RECOGNIZE GOD'S LOVE AND WILLINGNESS TO CORRECT ME.  AND FOR THAT, I'M FOREVER GRATEFUL.  I ALSO BELIEVE GOD'S RICHES ARE NOT MEANT TO BE STORED; THEY'RE MEANT TO FLOW THROUGH US.  WE HAVE ABUNDANCE SO LONG AS WE SHARE THAT WHICH HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US.  THAT'S WHY I'D LIKE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE AND COMPREHEND THAT THE MIRACLES OF A LIFE WELL CHERISHED CAN LIKEWISE BE THEIRS THROUGH COMPASSION AND SHARING.

I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK, DANCE LIKE NOBODY'S WATCHING, MAINLY TO SHARE MY LIFE EXPERIENCES WITH THOSE WHO MIGHT NEED TO SEE THAT THIS AWESOME GOD OF OURS IS ALL ABOUT LOVING US UNCONDITIONALLY.  HIS MIRACULOUS WAYS TO SHED LIGHT, HEALING, AND GROWTH DURING THE PAINFUL CIRCUMSTANCES OF LIFE ARE NOT ONLY PROMISED TO US BELIEVERS, BUT THEY'RE VIVIDLY PORTRAYED ALL THROUGHOUT MY PAGES.  A ROUGH JOURNEY THROUGH THE DESERT OF HUMILITY CAN AND WILL LEAD TO HOPE, THE ONLY LIVELY OASIS THERE IS, WHERE WE MIGHT WATER THE SEEDS OF FORGIVENESS AND REMISSION UNTIL A FERTILE GROUND IS FOUND PERMANENTLY.  ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD.

DANCE LIKE NOBODY'S WATCHING COULD BE A POWERFUL TREASURE FOR THOSE WHO ARE DETERMINED TO UNCOVER THEIR OWN REALITY, KNOWING FULL WELL THAT THE TRUTH IS THE MOST POWERFUL HEALER.  GOD IS FOR EVERYONE TO HAVE AND TO HOLD WITHOUT ANY EXCEPTIONS.  
 

                                                                              "GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS" ACTS 10: 34

 

IMAGINE PRAYING OVER YOUR LOVED ONES, WHATEVER THE NEED MAY BE. AND AS PRAYERS ARE BEING ANSWERED, THERE IS RELIEF, FOR THEM AS WELL AS FOR US. WE SEE THAT GOD IS STILL GENEROUS THROUGH HIS MIRACLES; THAT HE HAS FAVORED US ONCE MORE, AND WE ARE OVERWHELMED WITH HIS GOODNESS. BUT WHAT ABOUT PRAYERS WE OFFER FOR PEOPLE WE DON'T EVEN KNOW? HOW COULD WE POSSIBLY BENEFIT, OR DO WE EVEN BENEFIT AT ALL? SHOULD IT EVEN MATTER, AS LONG AS SOMEONE OUT THERE GETS TO RECOGNIZE HOW AWESOME GOD IS?

HOWEVER, THE BENEFITS OF SUCH INTENSE, SINCERE, AND SELFLESS PRAYERS ARE BEING STORED UP IN HEAVEN. GOD IS ESPECIALLY IMPRESSED WITH SUCH SACRIFICE, AS HE SEES US SET ASIDE OUR OWN NEEDS TO TAKE TIME FOR SOMEONE WHOM WE HAVE NEVER MET, AS THOUGH THEIR PAIN BECOMES OURS. WHEN WE SPRINKLE OUR GOD GIVEN COMPASSION UNTO PEOPLE, REGARDLESS THEIR BACKGROUND, THEIR IGNORANCE, OR THEIR SINFUL LIFESTYLE, WE SIMPLY DISPLAY CHRIST'S CHARACTER. AND THAT PLEASES GOD MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE. HE MAY NOT ALWAYS REMEDY EVERY SITUATION WITH A MAGIC WAND, BUT HE CAN CERTAINLY USE EACH CIRCUMSTANCE TO HELP HIS CHILDREN SEEK HIS HELP, WISHING TO DEVELOP A SOLID RELATIONSHIP, JUST SO HE WILL BE THE ONLY GOD WHO REIGNS IN EVERY HEART.

 

                                   "WHOEVER DOES NOT LOVE, DOES NOT KNOW GOD BECAUSE GOD IS LOVE" 1 JOHN 4:8

 

 1SAMUEL 12:23 READS, "MOREOVER AS FOR ME, GOD FORBID THAT I SHOULD SIN AGAINST THE LORD IN CEASING TO PRAY FOR YOU...". THIS VERSE MAKES IT PERFECTLY CLEAR THAT PRAYERLESSNESS IS A SIN. WE MUST ENGAGE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH ONE ANOTHER THROUGH PRAYERS. THIS PLEASES GOD.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:17 READS, "PRAY WITHOUT CEASING." THIS VERSE EXPLAINS THE ONLY WAY TO ENGAGE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AT ALL TIMES, REGARDLESS THE TIME, PLACE, OR THE NEED. HE IS EAGER TO HEAR FROM US.

MARK 14:38 READS, "WATCH YE AND PRAY, LEST YE ENTER INTO TEMPTATION. THE SPIRIT IS TRULY READY, BUT THE FLESH IS WEAK." THIS IS A SURE EVIDENCE THAT WITHOUT PRAYERS, WE CANNOT FIGHT AGAINST THE ADVERSARY. THE CLOSER OUR WALK IS WITH GOD, THE MORE ATTEMPTS WE'LL BE ATTRACTING FROM THE ENEMY. ARE WE TRULY READY AND ARMORED TO FIGHT BACK THROUGH OUR OWN EFFORTS? JESUS DIDN'T THINK SO. IN FACT, HE HIMSELF PRAYED DAY AND NIGHT FOR STRENGTH, WISDOM, JUST SO HE COULD CONTINUE TO PLEASE THE FATHER. HE CONTINUES TO PRAY OVER US EVEN NOW. HE IS OUR HIGH PRIEST AND ULTIMATE ROLE MODEL WHO STEPPED DOWN FROM HIS GLORY TO TELL US, "THE MAN WHO LOVES GOD IS KNOWN BY GOD" 1 COR. 8:3

"...HELP US PRAY FOR GOD 'S MERCY OVER OUR NATION, AND FOR HIS GRACE TO PENETRATE EVERY ONE OF OUR DECISION MAKERS. ONLY GOD COULD GUIDE US TOWARD THAT GREAT NATION WE ONCE WERE; WHERE GOD'S PRESENCE WAS OBVIOUS FOR EVERYONE TO SEE, AND HIS COMMANDMENTS WEREN'T BEING COMPROMISED. WE NEED FOR GOD TO BECOME THE HEAD OF HIS NATION, AND CHRIST THE HEAD OF HIS CHURCH...