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Prayer is one thing which can change everything in your life. It got power to perform miracles. This time I am posting a very good story about prayer which is so encouraging. The author of this story is unknown.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
On flight from LA to London, I decided to watch a mindless movie, Fast and Furious 6. It was a pleasant surprise to see the movie make a strong case for Family. The villain mocks the heroes that their commitment to family is what weakens them (relative to him, who uses others). That was secular celebrity, media, university, feminist culture mocking Christianity's "puritanical" view of the family. But the film portrays male heroism as fighting for family - even when your own woman shoots you to try and kill you. The film ends with heroes giving thanks to 'Our Father' for food, family, and, of course, fast cars.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Out of desperation he joined the army and was posted to Germany. Here his life with booze and pretty girls continued. Even so, Dad was happy to see him when he returned home three years later. But his lifestyle did not change. He soon met and married a girl whose father also was a heavy drinker. He seemed to fit right in.
However, Frank did not forget his Dad’s emphasis on hard work. He started his first business when
Frank DID want to change and even started taking his kids to church. He thought he was getting very religious until the drinking started all over again. In his thirties he sold his business and bought a nice big house on the hill thinking life would be perfect. He thought he had enough money to last for a lifetime. But it didn’t.
Then one Sunday morning he was sick in bed with a hangover. For the first time in years he found himself praying, “God I have everything I want, and I’m still unhappy. There has to be more to life than this. I ask that you do whatever it takes to get me right with you.”
Instead of getting better, things got worse. Their marriage was in a mess. Finances went down the drain. Finally, in order to stay alive, Frank had to take a job as a humble employee at a road building camp. His pride took a hit. The only positive thing in his life when he finally came home, was seeing his Dad. In spite of all the heartache he had caused he knew his Dad always cared and was happy to see him.
Shortly after one of these visits, he got a call telling him his Dad had passed away. By this time he was so hardened that he had no desire to return home because the one person he knew that loved him was gone. But he had no choice because he had been made executor of his Dad’s estate. After all had been taken care of, two things remained unclaimed – his Dad’s bedside Bible, and a book by Hal Lindsey, The Late Great Planet Earth. He tossed them into his bag and went on a two-day drunken spree, before heading back to camp for work.
As the days went by, Frank started reading more and more of the underlined verses in his Dad’s Bible. What particularly attracted his attention was the passage where it said that when Jesus died on the cross, He died for all sins: past, present and future. This stopped him cold in his tracks. So it was all about Christ, not Frank being good enough.
Right there he got down on his knees and accepted Christ’s forgiveness for his past sins. He literally found himself jumping up and down on his bed yelling, “I’m free! I’m free!”
For the first time he was free of all the turmoil. Real change started to take place. AA helped him get victory over his drinking problem. Nearly a year later he met and married June, his childhood sweetheart. Soon he and June had a desire to serve the Lord together. They were able to go on an Amazon Jesus film project where they saw many people turn to the Lord.
June and Frank became aware of something not being right with Frank physically. On December 16, 1994 he was diagnosed with ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Life expectancy was short at best. He asked God to take away the fear of death, which he did. Knowing that he would soon go to be with the Lord, he spent time wondering what it would be like to be in the presence of Jesus. His thoughts also went back to his Mom and Dad who had loved him unconditionally through all the ups and downs.
What about you? Are you wondering what life is all about? Do you, like Frank, feel that something is missing in your life? If so, you can find fulfilment and peace through a personal relationship with
The Bible says (Jesus is speaking),
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him" (Revelation 3.20).
Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive us of our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for our sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. We receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of our will.
You can receive Christ right now by faith through prayer. Praying is simply talking to God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. Here's a suggested prayer:
Lord Jesus, I want to know You personally. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life to You and ask You to come in as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
"Help me! Please. My baby."
No one paid any attention to her.
A middle-aged couple walked by. The wife pushed away the young mother and sneered,
"Where's the father? Where's your American man now?"
The couple laughed and went on.
The young woman almost doubled up from a contraction as she watched them go.
"Please . . ." she begged.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Today we will have a quick journey through the life of a legend in music who thrilled the hearts of billions of people around the globe. Thirty years ago, Michael Jackson enchanted us with his moonwalk. He was born on 29th of August 1958. For 50 years we saw the perfect illusionist enchant and horrify the world in equal measure. We wonder over many of his achievements. His fans say he was one of the best musicians ever lived. Here are some facts about Michael Jackson.
· He born as eighth child of a mill worker, started performing at the age of six.
· He rehearsed when all other kids of his age went to school
· His first album became the best seller
· His moonwalk thrilled the world for 30 years
· His 5 albums broke the Guinness world record for top selling.
· He was the most famous, costly artist in the whole world.
He was followed by millions of fans all around the globe but he miserably failed in living a successful life. See this facts
· He was never satisfied in his life
· Had many marriages and all were failure
· Several child abuse cases filed against him
· He died in deep Debt and pain.
What gives us success? Is it money? Is it fame? Is it health? Is it power? The success achieved through this means are momentary. People who achieved such kind of momentary success like Michael Jackson miss an important point in their life. The faith in God. Many times people fail in their lives even in the midst of fame and wealth because they use the God given resources in their lives for their selfish ambitions without knowing the purpose why God created it. To understand this purpose we need to have faith in God.
Nothing in this world can satisfy our life unless we trust in God in everything we do. Blaise Pascal, the great Mathematician and philosopher said like this. “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”
Today let us trust God for a successful life. Let us commit our time, treasures and talents to God so that He will help us to use in a proper way which ultimately will lead to our success. We do this by telling it to Him in prayer. Let us pray