We have access to our Creator God 24/7, because of the cross. Before Christ, only the high priest could go into the most sacred place once a year. This holiday is still observed and is called Yam Kipper. It’s the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people.
In Christ, we can lift up our prayers and petitions to God any time, and any day. I remember talking with one of my guitar students a number of years ago. He told me he used to be a Christian. He said that he didn’t read the Bible and that he did not pray. He said prayer doesn’t work anyway.
The Missing Datebook
For about an hour I told him answered prayer after answered prayer and he then confessed that he actually had an answered prayer story too. He had been visiting his mom in Bakersfield and when he returned his datebook was missing. He called his mother who told him it wasn’t there.
For several days he looked all through his car and also through his apartment. It was lost!
His mother had a prayer group on Thursday Nights and during the meeting she called him. She told him that God had just told them his datebook was on the back seat of his car. He insisted that it couldn’t be in his car because he had thoroughly looked in his car and had even taken everything out. His mom said to just take another look now. He went to his car and was shocked to see his datebook in plain view on the backseat.
We can take everything to God in prayer…. including the BIG requests and the little requests.
Do you have a story about an answered prayer? I’d love to hear it.
PS. I’ve also just compiled a Personal Prayer Journal and will let you know when it’s ready.
Driving home yesterday, I saw nearly a dozen workers laying HUGE bricks between steel enforcements on the freeway overpass. Each brick was very heavy, judging by how difficult it was for them to carry. I usually don’t think about the individual people who make our high rise buildings and other types of construction.
It’s very hard work and requires not only muscles but skill to perfectly line up the bricks or whatever material is being used. These men certainly would not need a gym membership and driving by, I started looking at all the tall buildings and thought of the men who built them.
They would need to work at the very top of those buildings I saw. Work is a gift from God. Whatever you do, work with all your might as unto the LORD.
In Ecclesiastes 3, Solomon said, “So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because this is their lot.” Read More…
Chance to win Online Streaming Videos
In celebrations of completing our Worship Guitar Class main DVD’s into an online video format, we’re running another Facebook Contest. All the videos are now posted and to make it even easier, we’ve added more information inside the videos, like actually seeing the words and chords of the songs.
The new video format will work on any computer or mobile device, including iPads, iPhones, Smart Phones, and more. You can find the contest at the Worship Guitar Class Facebook Fan Page.
Look for the big red tab that says ‘Giveaway’. When the current contest is over, you can find a signup form there to be notified of the next contest or event. If you have a mobile phone, tabs don’t show up for Facebook. To find the contest on a mobile device… click here. Be patient while it loads.
More info is here: Worship Guitar Class about the contest.
Fear of Public Speaking? You are not alone. The fear of public speaking is the most dreaded fear people have. There are many reasons people that have this fear. Some people are naturally more shy than others. People are afraid they won’t know what to say or it may not come out right. They don’t want to look bad in front of others.
Despite all the reasons people have for the fear of public speaking, anyone can overcome this fear. This article will give you specific tips on overcoming the fear of public speaking There is also an article on our other website with tips for overcoming performance anxiety when playing a musical instrument in front of groups of people.
Reading out loud is a form of public speaking that can also be feared. Just this last week I talked with a couple people who have a deep fear of reading out loud. I remember having that fear years ago, but now just love reading out loud. Read More…
Irreducible Complexity Of Our Eyes
One of the reasons it’s easy to see the existence of our Creator God is because of the irreducible complexity seen in cells. There is no such thing as a ‘simple cell.’ I watched a DVD last year that showed through the intense microscopes scientists have discovered that even the smallest cells are incredible complex.
Look at just the eye. There are 127 million rods and cones in each eye. To see, light passes through the lens and hits the retina. Then it is changed by light-sensitive cells into images that the brain can interpret. This all happens in an instant.
The evolutionary theory claims that the eye gradually developed over time. But to see, all of the parts of the eye had to be there from the beginning…. the iris, pupil, cornea, lens, muscles, rods, cones, with the nerves and brain. Can you guess what the odds would have to be for such a complex organ to have ‘accidentally’ formed?
I remember a preacher once talking about how a watch was made. If you took all the pieces of a watch in your pockets, how long would you need to shake them in your pocket for the watch to be formed. Without direction things tend toward chaos. There is a watch when a watchmaker meticulously assembles the pieces together. There is an eye when the Creator meticulously created man in His image.
My Newsletters always end with ‘Worship Him with all of your heart because He loves you with all of His. God exists and He is good!