Wednesday, April 2, 2008


*** edited - I'm not endorsing this book because I haven't read it, but this video is compelling!!

First - hubby's been online doing taxes so I haven't had a chance to blog but now he's done! woohoo for taxes! ;-( haha

Ok, so often people ask us to pray for things or we tell people we'll pray for them but do we? In my life there have been times when my intentions have been very good, but my follow thru - well not so much. But in the last several years I have really started taking my prayer life seriously. I mean, VERY serious. I'll bet we can all think of a time when we have seen the power of prayer. We've seen lives miraculously saved, health restored, marriages reconciled, a lot of BIG things! Even little things too. Answered prayers. I know in my own life, my marriage, my walk I have seen prayer after prayer answered. Sometimes the way that I asked them to be, sometimes (most really) not. His ways are not my ways.

Over the last couple of days I've been thinking about celebrities and prayer. They often flip that word around like it's nothing. They take my Abba, Father's name in vain then turn around and ask us to pray for them. Please know that I don't say that with a judgemental spirit, but from a place in my heart that hurts for them. When all the "Britney" stuff was everywhere I was amazed at blog after blog that I saw and even heard on my local Christian radio station of Christian women praying for that girl. Were their prayers answered - well of course I don't have any idea because I don't know her, but I can say that I haven't heard her name or seen her face on every tv and magazine (at least not as much anyway) so I think in some way their prayers were answered.

Today I'm giving you a link to a very disturbing video. The content of the video isn't at all surprising, but to me what is disturbing is my sister's in Christ (and brothers) buying right into this! Please watch this video and please pray. Don't just say you'll pray, don't think about praying just stop and lift her before the throne and then pray for protection!!!

2 Tim 3:1-7
"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God - having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth." (emp. mine)

Like I said sister's it's time to get serious about your prayers!!!


Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

oh my - yes, my friend I will pray!!! What if, what if Oprah came to really kow our Lord - wow!!! I will be praying!! Love, Leigh

Melissa said...

GIRRRL... you know I am gonna say a big amen! I have been so guilty of telling someone that I would pray and then totally forgetting about it until they come up and THANK ME! THEN what will I say?? Your welcome!?!? Knowing that I forgot? Oh, I have been very convicted about this! Glad you wrote it! Thanks for the reminder!

Shonda said...

I wrote a post on my blog this morning about false teachers in response to an email I got about the new age movement through Oprah. After reading your blog, I updated my post to pray for them and included the link. We should be praying for them. Jesus died for them too. I will join in prayer with you. Thanks for this!

Blessings in Christ--

Valarie said...

Couldn't agree more Shonda. We must pray for them even more. Sorry I didn't specify that too! Had a little DUH there! Thanks for the reminder!