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love all, but above all love God, keep moving forward, pray give thanks & live well

AWAKE MIRCO PRAYER HIS HOUSE

Being with God is like dreaming with God. This with God reality is the purpose of prayer. Seeing clearly visions full of possibility and promise expand our world. Our dreams for the future are the fuel from imagination and desire. Authors, artists, and poets master this so well. Prayer involves imagery. Joel 2 talks about…

FUN WITH BABY NELS BEDTIME STORIES FOR NELLIE

Nellie just after you were born your mama and I loved to go hiking and surprisingly she didn’t let the dust settle on the hiking trails durning the first year of your life. We would hike at least once a week usually with JP, OBIE, JONAH, AND JACY. You were in some baby hauling contraption…

A Jesus Encounter

Hey Awake, have you ever had an encounter with Jesus? It’s holy week and while reading about Jesus entrance to Jerusalem, I noticed the language In Matthew 21:5, ‘see your king comes to you gentle, riding on the colt of a donkey.’ My first encounter with Jesus happened when I was 18. HE CAME TO…

AWAKE MIRCO PRAYER DETERMINATION

Feelings are often glorious but sometimes tyrannical. When you don’t feel like the workout, resolve fades. When the friendship means investment in someone else’s tough season, ghosting becomes common. Sometimes none of this is intentional. It’s simply the “high” of fresh endorphins have either plateaued, drifted off, or been forgotten. We have all experienced the…

AWAKE MICRO PRAYER STAND IN FAITH

Has your email inbox ever sent you a warning you were running out of space? Has your voice message ever been full on your phone? If we want to receive email or voice messages we have to clear out old data. Delete some stuff. This parallels our ability to stand in faith. When Jesus is…

Gratitude Prayer Guide by Ilona Hines

If you are not experienced in prayer it can be challenging to know where to start. Learning to pray is a gift similar to learning a life skill, you must find the starting point. Gratitude is something no matter who you are or where you live you can express to God. Ilona Hines from IN…

Alyssa Haney Reflections On God’s Capacity

I had a conversation yesterday where we discussed capacity. & what I mean is that so many of us get caught up, feeling like everyone else around us has it better or is more blessed than we are. Or feeling like someone else’s problem is bigger than mine, so I need to put myself on…

AWAKE MICRO PRAYER KNOWING GOD’S CAPACITY

Are you regularly drawn to God like the way teens are to Taco Bell or whatever their favorite food stop is? When we understand how capable God is for handling the hard stuff of our lives we will keep coming back. When we know our needs will be met, we will meet with God again…

AWAKE MICRO PRAYER “YOUR WILL BE DONE”

This week I want you to know your value. Prayer imparts tremendous value to us. Our all powerful God wants to listen to us, hear us. The Lord’s Prayer is giving us a gift of value. It is a gift of relational tenderness. This prayer shows us the character and softness of God.  It’s only…