Archive for November, 2010

A Prayer For The Athletes

Posted: November 29, 2010 in Sports

I thank God daily for the family I have. For teaching us at an early age to keep God first, allow Him to guide us, etc. I also know the importance of keeping one another lifted up in prayer. Now a days many young men will enter into the professional sports arena and without a covering of protection. They become subject to the forms of destruction that the enemy has lined up to make them fall. From drugs, alcohol, and promiscuity there is just so much that can bring them down.

We as believers have the obligation to stop this by 1. pleading the blood of Jesus against any strong hold. 2. praying a prayer of protection over these young men. 3. and having their backs always by ministering (all forms of ministry) to them daily.

I ask that you all join my family in praying for my cousin, Davonte Shannon # 7 for the Buffalos, as he embarks upon a new chapter in his life. We pray that God will guide Him and shield him from any hurt, harm, or destruction. That he will hear God’s every call. That Davonte will have the Godly wisdom to enter into every situation/environment as God would have him to. That he not be tricked into thinking the things of this world are better than what God has to bless Him with. That he walk with the statue of the Lord and not be ashamed to stand for and represent Christ. That he uses this opportunity to win souls for the Lord on and off the field. That he flourish in the ministry that God has for him. AMEIN.

From my entire family thank you for your prayers and support.

Learn more about Davonte Shannon in the following article Buffalo Athletics.

Saved By Grace

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Heavenly Father, I know Lord Jesus that You are my Lord and my King, and You intercede for me. You are a loving and forgiving God and I ask You Lord to forgive me for all my sins and any un-forgiveness that I may have in my heart. I ask You Lord to forgive me for not always making You a priority in my life. I know You are strong and I need Your help now. I am being tempted to do things that are not good for me. Give me strength to say no to these pressures. Help me to find good and Godly things to keep me busy in place of the things that my friends want me to do. You are my strength, Lord. I know, Lord, that You understand all the temptations that face teenagers today and what it will take to keep me from being lured in the wrong direction. So, Lord I trust in You to know my heart and keep me from these worldly traps. Help me Lord to receive fully, with understanding, Your word in James 1:3-4, so that when my faith is tested, my endurance has a chance to grow. I know that You will guide me along the right pathway for my life and that You will tell me and watch over me. I know Lord that You are my counselor and that I should always depend on You. I am in need of Your guidance. I don’t know what to do (Psalm 32:8). Help me to do what You want done in all situations that I, as a teenager must face. Please Lord, put godly people in my path to show me the steps I need to take. I know Lord that there are friends who destroy each other, but a real friends sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). I ask You, Lord to help me find the kind of Christian friends that will be closer than a brother. Help me Lord to be the kind of friend to others that I would want for myself. Open my eyes to see the good qualities in people around finding the truth, and having a good time and keeping my friends. I want to do the right things instead of wearing a mask and being a phony just to be popular. Heavenly Father, I ask for You to show me Your face when i feel like giving up. Remind me of Your unconditional love when I seem to have not hope in me. Help me to cling to You Father when I am getting off track. Show me how to stay focused on You and Your will for my life. Father guide my every step. Lord I ask that all that I am be of You. Lord make my beauty Your beauty, my voice Your voice, my embrace Your embrace, my words Your words. In Jesus name I pray. Amein.

True Thanksgiving

Posted: November 25, 2010 in Everyday Life Rules

What is thanksgiving?