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He’s hurting.

He’s hurting when I wake up in the morning and don’t thank Him for it.

He’s hurting when I rush out the door and say a prayer less than a minute long “thank you Jesus, protect me. Amen.”- What!! that’s it? That’s all I have to say?

He’s hurting when I don’t think about him enough.

He’s hurting when I’m not kind to a stranger.

He’s hurting when I criticize and judge instead of landing a helping hand.

He’s hurting when I have negative thoughts, instead of positive ones.

He’s hurting when I come home, exhausted from work or school and I don’t tell him how my day went. He’s more than willing to listen to me.

He’s hurting when I don’t spend time with Him.

He’s hurting when I don’t introduce Him to others.

He’s hurting when I don’t share Him with others and speak about Him.

He’s hurting when night falls and I don’t speak to Him before going to bed.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done as in heaven, so on earth.

Give us day by day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins; for we also forgive everyone that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. 

LUKE 11:1-4 KJV

One day I was reading this prayer and I came across something very interesting; although I can’t  remember were I read it.

I read that this prayer is not like any other prayer you do before going to bed. This one is special; the article said that the Lord’s prayer was and still is unique. Jesus was praying in a certain place, when he stopped, one of his disciples approached Him and said to him ” Teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples“.

This prayer is a cry to the Lord; “our Father which art in heaven..” this isn’t something that you blurred out like is nothing. This prayer should touch your heart, I think is the perfect prayer. The Lord’s prayer is like a pact you make every time you pray “thy will be done“; sometime we forget that God is in control. Our minds are fulled with disappointment, and lies day by day. We loose sight of He who gave us life, we make Him seem like He’s not big enough to break that which binds us into suffering. Well I tell you my friend He is greater than any problem you can think of. Just because He’s silent doesn’t mean He’s not there for you; He’s just working on something special for you only. You just have to be patient and have faith “..for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible for you.- Mathew 17:20

I’m sitting staring at the screen repeating the words ” our Father which art in heaven”. The payer is very powerful and intimate, although everyone knows it not one experiences it the same way.

God sent us his Son to pardon our sins; this prayer reminds me of that. Even after He died, resurrected and ascended to heaven, Jesus did not leave us alone; he left us a comforter who’s protecting us and guiding us, “and leading us not into temptation”. So when you’re felling blue remember this prayer let it touch your soul, cry out and He’ll  hear you!

” for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened”. LUKE 11:10 KJV

What people want vs what people need to hear.

Being a youth director has a lot of challenges. People always have an opinion on how something should be done. They think because I’m open to suggestions it’s ok to assume that they are the ones in charge.  The funny thing about this is that even though I’m a youth director at my church; The one that really has control is Jesus.  He’s the only one that can change my ideas and programs, he’s the one that tells me “listen to what people need not what they want”. Jesus is my number one counselor, then the rest. 
        Have you ever had a plan, I mean like a really good skit, sermon or video to teach the youth something;  But all of a sudden you teach something completely different?  That has happened to me many times. That’s ok because Jesus is in control he has good intentions when he decides to change things up a little. The bible says:
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.- Jeremiah 29:11-13.
       Jesus will never do something to harm you.  He does it for your benefit and others as well.  If you ever feel like your plans have changed, don’t be discouraged or afraid. Embrace it with open arms and remember to so all things for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ.